Dementia Awareness training

During this one day workshop for staff, volunteers and freelancers, we will build on all five senses (touch, sight, smell, sound and taste) to improve stimulation for engagement with individuals living with dementia.

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Description

Dementia Awareness training– 10:00 – 16:00

As the UK population ages, more and more people are suffering from or coping with the effects of dementia but this doesn’t mean that life should be difficult. When remembering the past, the brain works quite normally in those with dementia. With reminiscence, we look at what a person can do rather than what they can’t and encourage them in simple exercises.  Using reminiscence in this context is a way to recapture the past and use it to enrich daily life.

During this one day workshop for staff, volunteers and freelancers, we will build on all five senses (touch, sight, smell, sound and taste) to improve stimulation for engagement with individuals living with dementia.

A free training pack with resources for each participant is provided as part of the course.

Lots of ideas to go away and research – good to meet others and share experiences and ideas. I feel more confident to go away and plan some reminiscence activities. I have more insight into the benefits and what’s involved.

– Course participant

Course Structure

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Benefits of the Course

  • Designed purposely for people with dementia
  • Range from visual art to storytelling and drama.
  • The activities are designed to be simple to deliver.
  • Aim to inspire care facilities to think in the ‘Present Moment’ and around an ‘Imagination’ model as well as a reminiscence model of engagement.

What you will achieve

  • Demonstrate  understanding of how dementia may affect someone’s cognitive abilities (ie memory, understanding, perception, planning, communication, etc)
  • Demonstrate understanding of how  non-verbal communication and cues can enhance and support meaningful interaction
  • Identify and apply innovative techniques to engage, spark conversation and support individuals to connect with what is important for them now
  • Demonstrate understanding of the role of life story work and multisensory experiences in supporting well-being
  • Understand ways in which distressed behaviour can be read as an expression of underlying needs, and  identify strategies to help explore and address those needs more effectively
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Group Bookings

We are also happy to provide tailor made training specifically for your groups in a location of your choice. To discuss your learning requirements, please contact us.