What is dementia awareness training?
Dementia has increasingly become a pressing issue across many societies. Statistics reveal that there are currently around 850,000 people experiencing dementia in the UK. Although it’s more common in older people, there are some instances where young people experience it too.
This disorder affects many people, making it essential to understand what it is, what causes it, and how to assist people experiencing it, supporting them to still live full lives. Going through dementia awareness training will enable you to respond better and help anyone you know who is struggling with this condition.
Dementia awareness training aims to equip people, especially care workers, with the necessary skills to support their service users. It also helps boost awareness of this condition and reduce any stigmas surrounding it.
The benefits of dementia awareness training
The benefits of Dementia Awareness Training are significant for individuals, organisations, and society. Some of these benefits include:
Understanding the impact of dementia on people’s behaviour
Building better relationships between carers and service users
Providing healthcare workers with information to enable them to provide solutions specific to their service users
The skills gained from this training can also help improve general care in other sectors as well as person centered care
This course can also maintain your compliance with inspectoral bodies and authorities
Who’s It For?
This course is designed for healthcare workers and people providing care for service users experiencing dementia. If you also want to understand what dementia is and how to manage it, you should consider taking this course.
Why Choose Us
All of our courses include complimentary free certificates as well as handouts.
The whole session is taught by a registered nurse with real hands-on experience. The session robustly covers dementia awareness including:
Understanding the different types of dementia
How dementia develops & affects people
Common signs & symptoms of dementia
What risks can develop for that person
Understanding the Mental Capacity Act 2005
Learning how DoLS influence care
Tailoring support to become person-centered
Here are some details about the course to help you decide whether or not its for you.
This is a 2 hour - half day course
This course can be taught at your venue or via Zoom, whichever you prefer
This course is certificated and handouts are provided for free
The certification for the course lasts one year
There is a small practical element during this course which is optional
The price of this course depends on the size of the group; however we pride ourselves on being affordable for all. please contact us for more information.
Training with the Leicestershire Training Team
Training is one of the most important aspects of anyone's working life, however it is commonly a source of boredom, resulting in a poor retainment of information. This is why we started thinking about training differently. For us, the training needs to be engaging as well as informative, so what you learn today, will be remembered tomorrow.
Training with us is a unique experience, with a potent mixture of fun, interactivity, real life experience and expert advice. We only use trained professionals, such as our nurse trainers, to deliver our training. This way you are taught by someone with real hands on experience.
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