Care L&D

About this course

Person-centered care is essential to good dementia care and the underlying philosophy of the 2018 Alzheimer’s Association Dementia Care Practice Recommendations.

This course is suitable for everyone who works at any point across the dementia care pathway and has relevance to all disciplines and other sectors, such as staff working in transport, solicitors, dental practices, emergency services and many more.

It covers the syllabus of our Dementia Awareness course, such as common signs and symptoms, how dementia affects behaviour, the senses, cognitive skills, and communication, how to build positive relationships with people affected by dementia using increased knowledge, empathy, and practical skills. Additionally, it highlights how people with dementia are at higher risk of experiencing unmanaged pain, and how to overcome barriers to pain management.

Learners will explore the benefits and importance of engaging people with dementia in meaningful activity and how to create opportunities for person-centred activities such as reminiscence as well as exploring the principles of communication, including the challenges and complexities that people with dementia may encounter when communicating and learn strategies and skills to overcome these challenges.

What you’ll learn

a Introduction to Health and Social Care. This includes understanding their role and the core skills and best practice required to do their job well, Standards, Legislation, SSSC, Communication Skills.

a Understand the neurology of dementia.

a Understand the types of dementia.

a Understand the impact of recognition and diagnosis of dementia.

a Know how to recognise, monitor and manage pain in people with dementia.

a Understand how dementia care must be underpinned by a person-centred approach.

a Understand how dementia affects communication.

a Explore communication techniques.

a Understand the importance of considering the needs of the person.

a Explore and understand issues around behaviour.

a Know how to respond to destressed behaviour appropriately and effectively.


No entry requirements.


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