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Person Centred Skills for Working with Dementia
June 30, 2015
Dementia is a syndrome of diseases with related symptoms, associated with an on-going decline of the normal functioning of the brain and its abilities. Dementia is a common problem and numbers are expected to rise as life expectancy increases. Usually dementia affects people who are over 65, chances increasing with age. Dementia is not, however, an inevitable part of ageing nor is it a problem limited to the elderly as, in some forms, it can affect much younger people.
Although the causes of dementia are relatively unknown, the effects are profound. The changes in the brain slowly lead to problems controlling emotions, with memory loss and confusion. People’s personality and behaviour can alter, reducing their ability to carry out everyday activities for themselves. This one day course is designed for anyone working with people experiencing dementia who would like to add to their knowledge and learn the latest skills for Person Centred Care.
- The common types of dementia including, Alzheimer’s, vascular and alcohol related and the associated symptoms
- The less common forms of neurological diseases that lead to dementia
- Possible causes and strategies that may prevent dementia
- Good practice, (including NICE guidelines) and a Person Centred Approach and “feelings based” care
- The part nutrition and complementary therapies may play in helping people to be comfortable
- Treatments that can help people to cope better with their symptoms and improve their quality of life
- Strategies for helping people maintain their identity by making them feel safe and help them develop and keep daily routines
- Strategies for communicating with people with memory difficulties
To book: Contact Junaid Zico. Phone: 07725 642419 Email: Junaid@Mindful-monkey.com