Caring for People Living with Dementia

Overview

Aims & Objectives:

Course Aims:

  • To understand what dementia is, its symptoms and its progress;
  • To apply the fundamental social care principles to the care of people living with dementia;
  • To consider the stages of the onset of the disease;
  • To examine strategies for supporting someone living with dementia;

Learning Outcomes:

By the end of this day session, participants will have gained an insight into the signs and symptoms of dementia and will have begun to consider strategies for supporting this service user group.

Course Outline:

This will be achieved in a relaxed and informal atmosphere and, via a combination of lecture, group work and discussion, the following material will be examined:

  • What is dementia?
    • An analysis of demographic indicators and the presentation of the condition via a quiz.
  • Can dementia be treated?
    • Support and the fundamental social care principle of respect for others.
  • " The stages
    • Early, mid and late and the signs and symptoms of each.
  • Protecting vulnerable people living with dementia.

The course will be delivered using a variety of methods including:

  • Presentations
  • Small group work
  • Large group discussion

Participants will be invited to complete evaluation forms and will be encouraged to discuss their learning and future development needs with their supervisor/manager.