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Dementia Awareness Training

Our Dementia Awareness course is ideal for both new and experienced Health and Social Care workers that require a deeper understanding of dementia and the way it presents differently in different individuals.

Are your staff in need of dementia awareness training? FMC offers training for all kinds of health and social care workers in Carlisle, Cumbria and nationwide. We have a flexible approach to training, delivering it at our Carlisle training centre or in your workplace if more convenient. Weekend and evening training can also be organised. Fill out our contact form to book your training or call us on 01228 538016.

It’s estimated that 850,000 people in the UK are living with dementia, making the condition incredibly prevalent, especially in a health and social care setting.

Dementia refers to a set of symptoms including problems thinking, loss of memory, and difficulty with language among others. It can also bring about changes in an individual’s mood or behaviour. This range of symptoms is obviously distressing for the sufferer and present real challenges for carers. Dementia awareness training seeks to equip care staff with the knowledge and tools necessary to effectively and empathetically handle individuals with dementia.

What is covered during dementia awareness training?

Our dementia awareness course is usually delivered over one day, though it can be reduced to a half day or extended depending upon the requirement of the staff being trained.

Topics covered during dementia awareness training include:

  • What is dementia?
  • Signs and symptoms of dementia
  • The causes of dementia
  • The role of the carer
  • Different stages of dementia
  • A person-centred approach
  • How to apply empathy and understand feelings for those with a dementia
  • Communication difficulties /Confidentiality
  • Fluid and Nutrition
  • Environmental factors
  • Behavioural issues
  • Multi-agency working
  • Dealing with relatives and friends

During the course, all delegates will be issued with informational handouts. The course is made up of group work, case studies, theory and personal reflections to enhance learners' understanding of dementia.

On completing the course, participants will receive an awareness certificate.

Why use FMC for Dementia Training?

When it comes to training for health and social care, FMC has all the knowledge and experience to ensure success. Director, Fiona Carruthers, has 18 years' training experience in the Health and Social Care sector since 1986 and has held positions such as, residential carer/supervisor, college lecturer, assessor, internal verifier and centre coordinator. Led by Fiona, FMC offers a range of courses that are evidence-based, many of which are RQF accredited, and are highly effective in giving learners the skills required to provide successful care.

All our training courses are a benchmark for quality. Further to this, FMC are internally and externally quality assured throughout the year and undertake robust annual inspections.

So, you can rest assured the quality of training will be more than enough to show learner knowledge and competency to regulating bodies such as the Care Quality Commission.

FMC offers a flexible approach to all of its courses. Although usually training is offered Monday to Friday 9.00 - 16.30, evening and weekend courses can be arranged if more suitable. Our dementia training is also adaptable so, it can be tailored to your specific organisation. You also have a choice of location as training can be delivered at our fully-equipped Carlisle training centre or at your workplace.

Need to get your staff up to speed with dementia training? Whether they are new or experienced, FMC creates the perfect learning environment to ensure success. Fill out our contact form to arrange your dementia awareness training or call us on 01228 538016 /Mob: 07776 428 563 to book now.

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