• Level 2
  • 2-3 Hours Duration
  • 1 Year Certificate

Dementia Awareness Training

This dementia awareness training course aims to increase delegates knowledge of dementia, ideal for anyone working or living with someone with dementia.

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This dementia awareness training course aims to increase delegates knowledge of dementia, ideal for anyone working or living with someone with dementia.

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Course Summary

  • Discuss what is Dementia, the theoretical models, common types, causes and an individual’s experience of Dementia
  • Examine how to promote well-being in individuals
  • Review the roles of carers and others in the support of individuals
  • Consider the importance of a Person Centred Approach
  • Consider the factors that can influence communication and interactions
  • Review and appreciate the importance of diversity of individuals
  • Examine the ways of working with a range of individuals to ensure diverse needs are met

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    Where Do You Deliver The Dementia Awareness Training?

    We can deliver this training at your premises, as long as it's within the UK. Also, we have our own venues in Stoke on Trent, London, Swindon, Epsom & York if you need access to a training room (additional charges will apply). Furthermore, we can deliver this training virtually using Zoom. However, sessions delivered via Zoom will be theory only and will not include any practicals.

    How long will the training last?

    The training will last 2-3 hours. We provide a range of time to account for variable factors such as delegates' underlying knowledge and competence, class interaction, engagement, and reduced delegate numbers. If the course finishes earlier than the allotted time, it will be due to one of these reasons. However, our trainer will ensure meeting all learning outcomes.

    How Many Delegates Can I Have On One Session?

    We will deliver this training for a group of up to 12 delegates. For larger groups we can either provide multiple trainers on the same day or run multiple days to get everyone trained.

    Who Will Conduct The Training?

    One of our expert tutors. These al have have abundance of first hand care experience experience and knowledge - so you'll be in great hands! We will let you know who is doing the training in advance. You can check out their skills and experience by finding them on our meet the team page.

Dementia Awareness Training Course

This dementia awareness training course aims to increase delegates’ knowledge of dementia, ideal for anyone working or living with someone with dementia.

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In the UK and around the world, Dementia is an increasingly prevalent and powerful challenge affecting millions of lives.

According to recent statistics, in the UK alone, there are approximately 850,000 people living with Dementia, with this number expected to soar to over one million by 2025 [Alzheimer’s Society, 2014]. It is estimated that dementia costs the UK economy £26 billion per year. This includes the cost of healthcare, social care, and lost productivity.

Globally, there are about 55 million people living with Dementia (the year 2020). This number is projected to triple by 2050, demanding urgent action to address this pressing issue[ Alzeimer’s Disease International].

  • Course Duration: 2- 3 hours
  • Course Level: Level 2
  • Certificate: 1-year certificate
  • Max Delegates: 12
  • Practical: No
  • CourseMode: Face-to-Face/Virtual

 

Course Overview: Dementia Awareness

This course helps you understand Dementia better. Dementia affects the brain and memory. You’ll learn about types like Alzheimer’s and what causes them.

We’ll discuss how Dementia affects behaviour and emotions, so you can be more understanding and caring. The training will teach you ways to improve their emotional and physical health.

Communication is crucial when caring for someone with Dementia. We’ll teach you how to talk to them and understand their feelings, even when it’s tough.

Everyone is unique, and we’ll show you how to respect and care for people from different cultures and backgrounds. Our caring tutors will support you throughout your learning journey.

Learning Resources

  • The course will use a variety of learning resources, including lectures, group discussions, case studies, and practical demonstrations.

Target Audience

This training is for frontline staff in health and social care.

It’s also for anyone who wants to learn more about dementia, including healthcare professionals, family members, and friends of people with dementia.

The Course is suitable for:

  • Activities workers
  • Assistant practitioners
  • Care assistants
  • Carers
  • Day care assistants
  • Domiciliary care workers
  • Healthcare support workers
  • Homecare workers
  • Maternity support workers
  • Nursing assistants
  • Personal assistants
  • Reablement assistants
  • Residential care workers
  • Senior homecare workers
  • Support workers
  • Volunteers
  • Other health or care assistant-related positions

 

 

Dementia Training Course Outline:

1: Understanding Dementia

In this section, you will learn what Dementia is and different ideas about it.
You will learn about the common types and causes of Dementia, like Alzheimer’s, Vascular Dementia, and Lewy body Dementia.
We will also talk about what it’s like for people with Dementia, the problems they face, and how it affects their thinking and feelings.

2: Promoting Well-being in People with Dementia

This part is about the importance of well-being in Dementia care. It gives simple tips to improve the mental, emotional, and physical health of people with Dementia.
You will learn about activities and ways that can make the daily lives of people with Dementia better.

3: Supporting People with Dementia

Here, we will look at what carers and support workers do in Dementia care, their main jobs, and the importance of working together and talking well.
We will talk about how you can adjust care to fit each person’s needs and likes.

4: Communication and Interactions

This part talks about the things that can affect communication with people with Dementia and gives tips for good communication in different situations.
You will learn how to deal with communication problems when talking to people with Dementia.

5: Appreciating Diversity in Dementia Care

You will learn about the importance of diversity in Dementia care, including cultural, social, and personal differences that can affect care.
We will look at ways to meet different needs and create a supportive environment for everyone.

Throughout this training, you will take part in learning these important topics. You will gain knowledge and skills to provide caring and person-centered support to people living with dementia.

 

Learning Outcomes

On completion of the dementia course, you will be able to:

  1. Define the term Dementia
  2. Explain Theoretical Models, Common Types, and Causes of
  3. Describe the experience of Dementia on Individuals
  4. Identify how to promote well being
  5. Identify and explain the roles of carers and others
  6. State the importance of applying Person Centred Approaches
  7. Describe the factors that can influence communication and interactions
  8. Compare and appreciate the importance of diversity and uniqueness
  9. Distinguish ways of working with a range of individuals to ensure diverse needs are met.

These learning outcomes aim to equip participants with the knowledge and skills necessary to provide compassionate and effective care to individuals living with dementia.

 

Reason to Choose Caring for Care:

Caring for Care delivers training conducted by expert clinical tutors, who are experienced Nurses or Doctors with extensive clinical and complex care backgrounds.

With their wealth of knowledge and expertise, our team will ensure that you are in great hands throughout the training.

We provide you with the opportunity to learn about the assigned trainer in advance by visiting our meet the team page, allowing you to review their skills and experience.

 

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Questions and Answers

What is dementia training?

Dementia training helps people learn how to care for someone with dementia. They teach you about different types, what to look for, and how to talk to them in a way they understand.

You’ll also learn how to keep them safe, manage difficult behaviors, and follow the rules for care.

This training makes things better for everyone: the person with dementia, the caregiver, and their family.

 

What do you do in a dementia training course?

In dementia training, participants learn about different parts of dementia care and management, including:

  1. Understanding Dementia: Learning what dementia is, its types, and how it affects thinking and daily life.
  2. Communication Techniques: Exploring ways to talk to people with dementia, considering their changing abilities.
  3. Behavior Management: Gaining strategies to handle challenging behaviors like agitation or wandering.
  4. Person-Centered Care: Emphasizing the need to tailor care to each person’s preferences and needs.
  5. Safety and Environment: Learning how to create a safe and supportive space, including preventing falls and reducing confusion.
  6. Activities and Engagement: Finding ways to provide meaningful activities to improve quality of life.
  7. Caregiver Well-being: Addressing caregiver stress and teaching self-care.
  8. Medication and Health Management: Understanding the role of medications and health care in dementia.
  9. Legal and Ethical Considerations: Discussing the legal and ethical aspects of decision-making and care.
  10. Dementia Progression: Learning how care needs change as dementia progresses.
  11. Support Services: Finding out about support services for individuals with dementia and their caregivers.

 

Will attending this training make me competent?

In short, no. No classroom-based training course can give you full competency – be very wary of anyone claiming they can.

Our classroom-based assessments are designed to bridge the gap between classroom learning and workplace competency.

We will be sure to provide you with the relevant workbooks and competency proformas to be observed and signed off within the workplace according to your local policy.

 

What equipment will you use for this training?

We have a variety of different training equipment and tools available. The training will be relevant and transferable. However, if you have a specific requirement for a particular type of equipment, please make this clear during the booking process, and the team will ensure this is provided.

Alternatively, we can use your own equipment for training.

 

Should dementia friends and family take dementia courses?

Dementia friends and family members should definitely consider taking dementia care courses. These courses offer valuable insights and practical skills to help them provide better care and support for those with dementia.

Education helps friends and family members improve their caregiving abilities, communicate better, manage behavioral changes, and create a supportive environment.

Dementia courses empower friends and family to give a better quality of life to their loved ones while handling the challenges that come with dementia.

 

How Can Dementia Care Training Help Caregivers?

Dementia care training gives caregivers the skills and knowledge to better understand and care for people with dementia, improving their quality of life and reducing caregiver stress.

Here are some benefits:

  1. Understanding Dementia: Training helps caregivers understand how dementia affects people over time.
  2. Better Communication: Caregivers learn how to talk in ways that make sense to people with dementia.
  3. Handling Behavior: Training shows how to deal with issues like confusion or upset feelings.
  4. Making Safe Spaces: Caregivers learn to make homes safe and comfortable for people with dementia.
  5. Less Worry: Learning helps caregivers feel less worried and handle their own feelings better.

 

What is a dementia care and awareness course about?

A dementia care and awareness course gives participants knowledge and skills to care for people with dementia effectively.

Course Goals:

  • Raise Awareness: Increase understanding of dementia and its impact on people and their families.
  • Communication Strategies: Learn how to communicate effectively with people with dementia.
  • Behavior Management: Understand how to manage difficult behaviors.
  • Dementia-Friendly Environments: Learn how to create safe and supportive spaces.
  • Legal and Ethical Considerations: Know the legal and ethical aspects of dementia care.
  • Caregiver Well-being: Focus on the importance of caregiver health and managing stress.

This course equips participants with tools to improve the quality of life for people with dementia and support their caregivers.

 

What is brain training?

Brain training means doing activities that help make your brain work better. These activities can be games, puzzles, or challenges that make you think and remember things.

Brain training is like exercise for your brain to keep it strong and sharp. It’s believed that doing brain training regularly can help improve your memory and thinking skills.

 

How Does Brain Training Benefit People with Dementia?

Brain training for people with dementia involves engaging in mental exercises and activities designed to stimulate cognitive functions. While brain training might not reverse or cure dementia, it can provide several potential benefits:
  • Slowing Cognitive Decline: Keeping the brain active can help slow cognitive decline, preserving abilities longer.
  • Memory Enhancement: Specific activities improve memory, aiding information retention and recall.
  • Attention and Focus Improvement: Brain training can enhance attention and focus, important in later dementia stages.
  • Problem-Solving Boost: Puzzles and games maintain critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
  • Mood Uplift: Enjoyable activities yield accomplishment and satisfaction, promoting positivity.
  • Quality of Life Enhancement: Engagement fosters purpose, elevating the overall quality of life.
  • Delayed Functional Decline: While not preventing decline, it might delay the loss of certain abilities, maintaining independence.

You can enroll in our online dementia awareness training to help you assist people living with dementia. Start here.

 

Mental and health dementia training course?

Mental health and dementia training  teaches skills and knowledge about mental health issues and caring for people with dementia. It covers spotting signs of mental health conditions and types of dementia, understanding the challenges faced by individuals with these conditions, and learning effective ways to communicate and offer support. The training helps participants provide compassionate care, promote well-being, and support individuals with mental health issues or dementia, as well as their families and carers.

 

Is Dementia Training Mandatory?

In the UK, the need for dementia training varies depending on the job role and the level of contact a person has with individuals who may have dementia.

Some roles, like care support workers who directly assist people with dementia, require mandatory dementia training.

However, roles with less or no contact with dementia, like fire safety specialists, typically do not require specific dementia training.

You will need to take this into consideration:

  • Healthcare: New healthcare assistants and social care workers must complete the Care Certificate, which includes dementia awareness.
  • Care homes: Staff in care homes serving people with dementia must undergo appropriate training.
  • NHS: Many NHS trusts require dementia training for staff who may work with dementia patients.
  • Social care: The Care Quality Commission (CQC) expects care providers to ensure staff have suitable training, often including dementia awareness.
  • Other sectors: Dementia training is recommended in many fields but not always mandatory by law.

While not always legally required, dementia training is increasingly recognised as crucial for delivering high-quality care and meeting regulatory standards across health and social care sectors.

 

Do you need training to work with dementia patients?

Dementia training is a must for anyone who cares for people with dementia. It teaches them all they need to know about the condition so they can understand how each person is different and how to talk to them in a way that works.

The training also covers important things like safety, how to deal with difficult behavior, and what the law says about caring for someone with dementia.

It even helps them support the families! In the end, this training makes caregivers better at their jobs, happier themself, and gives the people they care for the best possible experience.

 

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