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Leading the Way in Dementia Care (Online)

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Dementia Services Development Centre

Iris Murdoch Building

University of Stirling

FK9 4LA

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A leadership course for social care managers

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Leading the Way course syllabus

This course was designed to be flexible for the needs of a social care manager. It focusses in on the specialised knowledge and skills needed to lead a service that supports people living with dementia. You can learn at your own pace but will still have opportunities to discuss topics of interest with other social care leaders and dementia experts.

Learning Outcomes will include:

  • Gaining a deeper knowledge of national policy regarding dementia affecting their services
  • Recognising co-morbidities such as delirium and depression in addition to having a dementia
  • Understanding how changes in the brain impact on behaviour and communication
  • Examining the Newcastle model of need based behaviour to identify potential triggers for distressed behaviour and to develop strategies and interventions for distressed clients in order to reduce the inappropriate use of anti-psychotic medication
  • Developing a deeper understanding of the role of a positive risk approach in enhancing wellbeing and participation
  • Reflect on ways to support and involve families of the person with dementia in more meaningful ways
  • Identify specific adaptations for the built environment to support cognitive losses
  • Explore ways of enhancing the sensory environment for people with advanced dementia
  • Reflect on the elements of a meaningful activity programme
  • Identify strategies to critically evaluate a service and formulate an action plan to improve person centred practices across the service

The course has 12 hours of content to be accessed over a four week period and will require some workplace based knowledge transfer. There are two (online) live workshops/discussion sessions and the rest of the content is pre-recorded to provide maximum flexibility around course learning.

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