Learning Disability and Dementia (dual diagnosis) for Professionals

Learning Disability and Dementia (dual diagnosis) for Professionals

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To enable professional staff in supporting people who have a dual diagnosis of learning disability and Dementia.

• To review the 4-stage Dementia model
• To understand impact of LD on Dementia
• To be able to understand the importance of LD and Dementia assessments
• To improve communication with LD/Dementia clients
• To refresh on the Montgomery v Lanarkshire Health Board [2015]
• To be able to review the importance of the Accessible Information Standards for adult social care

LearningDisability_DementiaThis course is for professionals and managers who work with clients having a dual diagnosis of learning disability and Dementia.

  • Dementia rates for Downs Syndrome – what are the facts?
  • Stages of Dementia
  • CQC state of care in England for LD lesson to be learnt
  • Early Presentation of Dementia in People with Down Syndrome
  • How to improve communicate with LD/Dementia clients
  • Montgomery v Lanarkshire Health Board [2015] -Legal framework
  • Learning disabilities and executive functions
  • Brain functioning
  • Health Inequalities and People with Learning Disabilities- the facts
  • Behavioural and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia
  • Brain plasticity
  • Role of medication in LD and Dementia
  • Problems with Mini Mental State Exam (MMSE) and why it’s important
  • Down Syndrome Dementia Questionnaire- how to use it
  • Accessible Information Standard (NHS England 2016) and adult social care
  • Basic types of Dementia
  • Healthy diet and the risk of dementia in people with a learning disability
  • SCIE and LD/Dementia- recommendations
  • Alzheimer’s disease and Dementia
  • Ottawa Mood Scales
  • Course assessment

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 who are required to work with those who have a dual diagnosis of learning disability and dementia. This enables professionals to review and reflect upon their skills in this area. The course is specifically designed for managers, social workers, AMPHS and OTs.

Duration: 1 day
Location: On Site: We come to you
Cost: £750 (maximum of 25 staff)


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