Dementia - Advanced Skills
This one-day course is aimed at staff working in provider services who regularly support people with dementia and have some knowledge and experience. It will provide participants with the opportunity to reflect on their practice and to produce actions to develop their skills. The course builds upon the basic awareness course, covering some of the challenges and dilemmas when supporting people with dementia including managing risk, end of life care and maintaining personal motivation as a professional
Audience:. This course is for Adult Social Care Providers / Care Homes / Carers / Home Care Providers / Learning Disability Services / Registered Managers / Senior Staff
- evaluate current practice in relation to person centred dementia practice
- describe up to date evidence-based practice on supporting people with dementia
- consider and reflect on some of the risks, dilemmas and opportunities when working with people with dementia
- consider the importance of person-centred and holistic approaches and identify actions to enhance current work practice
- identify a model of reflective practice, and have practice using it to reflect on work issues and identify future actions
- signpost people to dementia services across health and social care in the city
The course is informed by the Skills for Care Standards and mapped to the Dementia Core Skills, Education and Training Framework:
Tier 3: enhancing the knowledge, skills, and attitudes for key staff (experts) working with people living with dementia designed to support them to play leadership roles
Group 3: registered managers and other social care leaders who are managing care and support services for people with dementia
The course will include reference to best practice models in the UK and abroad, including the Dementia Matters’ Butterfly Model person-centred model which is changing many practitioners view of caring for individuals with dementia
Applicants must have attended dementia awareness type training within two years of attending this course.
Please ensure you have a device for your own use that can use zoom and that you can have your camera and microphone on during the session.
Please arrive at least 10 minutes early to allow time to resolve any technical issues
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A few key points;
1. You will not incur any charges for accessing the training via Zoom
2. You do not need to download Zoom if you are accessing the training via a pc or laptop.
3. If you plan to use your 'phone to access the training you will need to download the Zoom app from the Zoom website.
4. We recommend you use a laptop, pc or device with a larger screen than a 'phone if possible
5. Please check your device's audio and video is enabled and make sure it's working beforehand. You will find information about how to do this on Zoom.
6. If you decide to set up a basic Zoom account to access the training you will not be charged
7. In terms of security, you may need to use the password to join the meeting and you will be held in a waiting room until the trainer lets you in. Zoom is also encrypted.