NVQ 2 and NVQ3 Underpinning Knowledge in Dementia Care
Combining our Dementia awareness and intermediate course we offer a bespoke underpinning knowledge 2 day course that equips the delegate with all the knowledge necessary to complete their NVQ levels 2 and 3 in Dementia care. The course is adapted to the specific care settings of the delegates and is delivered on site. Please contact us for more information.
End of Life and Dementia Care
The Chain of Events, leading to death in both Alzheimer’s and Vascular dementia • The symptoms that constitute Severe Stage Dementia • Advance Care Plans as preparation • SONAS Therapy at the end of life • Importance of music, sensory stimulation and Namaste Care • Validation Therapy in the dying process • Allowing staff to grieve • How death effects the care home community
Communication in Dementia
This course looks at the barriers of communication with a person with dementia and how to overcome them. • Communication loss; the barrier to care • Behaviour; reading the message and answering the need • Body Language: Confrontation • Deescalating using non-verbal body language • The importance of historic language in dementia care • Communication via music • The environment should communicate peace and tranquillity • The power of humour • Communicate through all Five Senses in the Care Home Setting • Communication in the TEAM
Mental Illness: When it is not Dementia
Elderly people diagnosed with dementia may have underlying mental health disorders, often undiagnosed, which may be manifesting symptoms in the care home. It is difficult for staff to differentiate, which is dementia and which is not. This course outlines the most common mental health disorders and teaches delegates to notice the different presentation. NICE is advising that services should be configured to ensure that all elderly with mental health disorders receive excellent care and support, not just those with dementia. Subtle differences in approach by staff can make all the difference in compliance with care. The course covers depression, anxiety,…
Dealing with Distressed Reactions
All About Dementia offers a bespoke course to suit domiciliary and residential care staff, on the prevention of distressed reactions and how to interpret behaviour as a form of communication. The course examines how elders with dementia become distressed and how escalation can be prevented. Prevention is a team effort, and requires cultural change by the provider. This workshop walks the delegates through the process of observation, understanding, brainstorming and planning prevention. Listening, observation and Interpretation skills Kitwood’s Flower of Needs in Dementia Assembling the prevention team Forensic examination of the behaviour Communication with all staff or family required to…
Food for the Soul: Nutrition in Dementia Care
This innovative course takes a look at what food and drink means to humans, not just as nourishment for the body but nourishment for the spirit, the psyche. ‘You are what you eat’, an old saying, but close to the truth. Our memories, our senses and our emotions are tied into food and taste. In dementia care we can enliven, awaken and restore with the use of person centred nutrition and hydration. The following is included, Emotional connection to food How food preparation activities can enhance intake Using the five senses to communicate that it is ‘Time to Eat.’ Different…
Intermediate Knowledge in Dementia Care
This course is a follow on from our Dementia Awareness course, and takes the delegate deeper into the underpinning knowledge of the different dementias and their pathology. We begin with a review of memory function, then move onto a detailed look at the more common causes of dementia: Alzheimer’s Disease, Vascular Dementia, Lewy body, Frontal Temporal Dementias and Wernicke Korsakoff. We also discuss several other less common causes including HIV, Down’s dementia, Progressive Aphasic, and Dementia Pugilistica. Ethical considerations in dementia care are discussed, such as truth telling, sexuality and consent issues.
Our Dementia Awareness course covers the foundation knowledge for anyone involved in dementia care. Focusing on the practical issues of caring for a person with dementia, we look at the ‘retained’ versus the ‘lost’ abilities. Our foundation course is built around best practice with communication being key. Delegates will gain insight into the techniques to use for optimal care compliance. We look at Person Centred Care, and the unique differences between the stages of the dementia journey.
This course is not restricted to activity coordinators as it is intended for all staff working with people with dementia to be fully involved in the delivery of meaningful activities. Meaningful activity is essential for maintaining physical and psychological health along with general well-being, plus reducing medication usage, eliminating the stress of boredom, uselessness and loneliness. Course Contents. Activities as a part of daily care!!! Activity provision – not just traditional activity programmes but also each individual’s activity needs in a range of areas, personalisation of the activity programme. Benefits of Activities Individual versus group activities- small groups and one…