This course is aimed at staff who are in regular contact, working in front line care, with people with dementia and is mapped to tier 2 – Dementia Core Skills Education Framework (subject 6).
The course outlines the importance of maintaining physical and mental health for people living with dementia and provides information on how to support: nutrition, hydration, pain, continence care and sleep.
Participants will develop a basic understanding of holistic approaches to health and are provided with practical information in supporting activities of daily living.
The course is delivered in an interactive way, and participants have the opportunity to engage in experiential learning activities.
Cascade resources will be made available.
The course will run from 10 to 4pm and lunch will be provided.
Explain why it is important to maintain good physical and mental health.
Describe how to identify a person’s heath needs including malnutrition, pain, dehydration, falls and fatigue
List the signs of delirium and the signs of dementia, recognising delirium is a medical emergency
Describe the possible impact, including psychological and social impact, of incontinence.
Describe the potential causes of, and impact of loneliness and the importance of maintaining social engagement
Describe possible ways to support ADL’s in a person centred manner.
This course aims to support staff to:
Potentially reduce avoidable admissions to hospital
Observe and report changes in a timely manner
Identify factors to enhance wellbeing
Provide support with ADL
Trainer: Caroline Bartle and Helen Behrens