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Supporting People with Young Onset Dementia and their Families - London

Dementia Pathfinders CIC

Wednesday, 5 October 2016 at 09:30 - Wednesday, 12 October 2016 at 16:30 (BST)

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Supporting people with young onset dementia and their families

The aim of this two-day course is to provide information about young onset dementia and to develop an understanding of the impact of a diagnosis of dementia for younger people affected by the condition and their families and carers. This course is co-delivered with 'experts by experience' - people living with young onset dementia and carers.

 

The course is based on the publication 'Approaching an unthinkable future' documenting the experiences and feelings of people living with young onset dementia. A copy of the publication will be given to all delegates upon completion of the course.

 

Learning outcomes

By the end of the course participants will be able to:

  • Describe dementia, its causes, signs and symptoms.

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the difficulties associated with diagnosing young onset dementia

  • Understand the experience of dementia for the person with the diagnosis and their family

  • Explain the purpose of the Mental Capacity Act 2005

  • Explain the social care needs of a younger person with dementia.

  • Describe the social care needs of the family of a younger person with dementia.

  • Describe a range of different approaches and activities that can be used when working with a younger person with dementia

  • List a variety of organisations that can assist with practical, legal and financial questions that younger people with dementia and their families may face

 

Who can attend:

The course is suitable for anyone who is supporting or may support people living with young onset dementia. Young onset dementia is the term use to describe anyone with dementia under the age of 65 years.

 

Course dates:

Day 1 - 5th October 2016, 9.30 am to 4.30 pm

Day 2 - 12th October2016, 9.30am to 4.30pm

 

Course trainer:

Sylvia Cowleard

After many years as an HR manager in various organisations, Sylvia moved to the care sector where her real interests lie. She has firsthand experience as a carer but also worked alongside carers in residential settings to provide coaching and mentoring. She has worked closely with managers of dementia care services, giving practical guidance on HR issues.   In 2004 Sylvia became a freelance trainer and HR consultant, working in the care sector and specialising in dementia care. She enjoys devising and delivering training programmes which effect positive change in care practice within the care setting to support the wellbeing of services users.

 

Refreshments and a light lunch will be provided on both days

 

Do you have questions about Supporting People with Young Onset Dementia and their Families - London? Contact Dementia Pathfinders CIC

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Maitland Park Care Home
Maitland Park Villas
Camden
NW3 2DU London
United Kingdom

Wednesday, 5 October 2016 at 09:30 - Wednesday, 12 October 2016 at 16:30 (BST)


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Dementia Pathfinders CIC

'Encouraging togetherness and learning in dementia care'

Dementia Pathfinders Community Interest Company is a social enterprise delivering education and learning for people working in the dementia care field and providing therapeutic care and support for people with dementia and their families.

Learning with Experts in Dementia

Our trainers are highly experienced specialists with a passion to improve life for people with dementia. We offer a full range of learning opportunities, from dementia awareness courses to the new QCF dementia qualifications, involving people with dementia and family carers in courses to allow participants to learn from the real experts.

 

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