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Course Description

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 enact the plan
  • Evaluation of progress of the plan
  • Accepting failure as a key ingredient to success
  • Following up once plan of prevention is working

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