Dementia Awareness for Professionals
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To develop participants skills and confidence in working with older persons with Dementia.
- • To review the 4-stage dementia model
• To understand impact of dementia
• To be able to understand the importance of communication models in dementia assessments
• To review best practise for practitioners
This course is for professionals and managers who work with dementia clients and are required to be able to support and enable them to maintain independence.
• Stages of Dementia
• CQC state of care in England
• Early Presentation of Dementia in People
• How to improve communicate with Dementia clients
• Brain functioning
• Behavioural and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia
• Brain plasticity
• Role of medication in Dementia
• Problems with Mini Metal State Exam (MMSE) and why it’s important
• Down Syndrome Dementia Questionnaire – how to use it
• Accessible Information Standards (NHS England 2016) and adult social care
• Basic types of Dementia
• Healthy diet and Dementia
• SCIE and dementia- recommendations
• Alzheimer’s disease and dementia
• Course assessment
• CQC Assessment
• Evaluations and endings
This course has been mapped to the Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) Regulations 2014 (Part 3), the Care Quality Commission (Registration) Regulations 2009 (Part 4), and the CQC Guidance for providers on meeting the regulations. It also complies with Regulation 12 Safe Care and Treatment and Regulation 18 Staffing of the CQC fundamental standards are met.
This course is delivered on site, at the client’s premises or nominated venue.
Summary & Booking
This course involves a mixture of group and individual work and requires the application of critical reflective thinking during the day. It is designed for professionals and is usually delivered to registered managers, social workers, AMPHS and OT’s. It is mapped to Social work England and Royal college of Occupational Therapy standards and covers AMPH CPD requirements.