Understand this complex and vulnerable condition to communicate, promote independence and reassure family members. Enable lifestyles to accommodate changes while anxiety is reduced for everyone involved.
Dementia is an increasingly common and complex condition. This training course describes how the provision of care and support to individuals diagnosed with Dementia will reassure families, and enable lifestyles to be adapted so that changes taking place are accommodated and anxiety is reduced for everyone involved. This training will be useful for those providing professional care services, and also for those who have a loved one affected by dementia, helping them to 'live well with Dementia'.
The course prompts you to think about whether supporting them with informed choices on their level of understanding would help to positively enable them to make everyday decisions that they otherwise struggle with, rather than simply 'take over' and do it for them. Taking over may cause the person to lose confidence, resulting in them coping less well.
Provided by Cambridgeshire Chamber Training. The course explains how Dementia can be a distressing condition, particularly as a person's abilities deteriorate. Not only can this cause embarrassment for the person with dementia but it can cause upset and frustration and even embarrassment for their family, friends and carers. This can result in having further emotional impact on the person with dementia. Therefore it is important for others to have support in developing their own coping strategies.