During induction week you will come to understand dementia and how it can affect an individual’s daily life. Carers will also be given an understanding of dementia from both a biomedical (physical) perspective and will be introduced to a variety of psychosocial approaches that we promote to enable people with dementia to live well.
You will learn how to practically apply the approaches learnt in any given situations including where clients display behaviours that may challenge. Carers will also be introduced to tools to plan activities and to create ‘meaningful days’ for our clients living with dementia.
On our advanced training course, ‘ADAPT’, carers can gain a more detailed understanding of dementia from a neurological perspective, as well as advanced strategies around communication, reminiscence, life history work, and therapeutic interventions which further support positive health and wellbeing outcomes for our clients living with dementia.