Learning Outcomes

At the end of this programme participants will be able to:

  • Recognise the anatomy and physiology of the brain.
  • Name the main types of dementia.
  • Describe person centred care and appreciate how the care environment, carer
    attitudes and behaviours influence the person with dementia.
  • Understand the need to focus on the retained abilities of the person with dementia.
  • Identify interventions, which enhance the quality of life and the quality of care for
    people with dementia.
  • Understand the different types of communication and the role of communication in
    addressing behaviour that is challenging to staff.
  • Appreciate the benefits of providing activities for people with dementia.
  • Understand the need for adaptation of approach for this client group.
  • Give consideration to safety issues.
  • Assess, facilitate and evaluate involvement in activity programme.
  • Appreciate the role of documentation in this process.
  • Plan programmes for residents taking into account their individual ability.

The intensive training will also help you and your organisation to prepare for the HIQA thematic inspection on Dementia Care.

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