Dementia is a term used to describe a broad range of over 100 diseases or conditions which affect the brain. Some of them are far better known than others but they have some things common.

The word dementia comes from the Latin de meaning “apart” and means from the meaning “mind”. Dementia is the progressive deterioration in cognitive function- the ability to process thought (intelligence).

Challenging behaviour is a huge subject and one that can be very difficult to get to grips with due to the large, almost endless, range of reasons for people to display challenging behaviour.  While some of us will display a certain level of challenging behaviour for short time, what we will be concentrating on is the challenging behaviour brought on in someone who is suffering from dementia or other brain disorder. Quite often it is the environment and/or the carer(s)/family member who are triggering the challenging behaviour. The carer/family member is likely to be unaware that they are triggering the behaviour or are aware they may be unable to identify specifically what it is they doing to invoke the behaviour

Generally while symptoms may be slowed, the progress of the disease is not currently reversible.

It is useful to remember that even though any sort of Dementia undoubtedly causes distress and anguish to family, friends, carers as well as the individual involved – it should be thought of as “living with Dementia” as opposed to “suffering from”. A minor point to some; an unbelievably significant point to others.

Course Length

The Challenging Behaviour & Dementia Training Course will run for approximately 4 hours (1/2 Day).

This Challenging Behaviour & Dementia Training Course is not just an attend course, students are required to take part in practical and theoretical work to successfully complete the course.

Course Description

It is widely acknowledged that with any challenging behaviour that there is a message trying to get out. While often it is easy to guess or understand what the message might be, at other times it can be very difficult. Most of the time it is the carer who has to deal with challenging behaviour, by trying to understand what the trigger is – and dealing effectively with that trigger, should give a positive outcome. The course syllabus and skills, Innovative scenarios and practical exercises help delegates to learn and understand the basic reasons and causes of Challenging Behaviour & Dementia and to improve their awareness of the subject. Throughout the course, discussion will be encouraged to discuss what the trigger points might be AND how these may be avoided

Course Syllabus

  • What is Dementia?
  • Dementia Care Maping.
  • Functions of the brain.
  • Who gets dementia & what causes dementia.
  • Care plans & helping someone with dementia.
  • Signs & symptoms & Stages of dementia.
  • Understanding difficult behaviour.
  • What is challenging behaviour & why do people display challenging behaviour.
  • Culturally abnormal behaviour & supporting Relationships.
  • What is Person-centred Care (PPC).
  • Communications, De-Escalation, Break away plan.
  • Validation Therapy.

All students will be issued a certificate on successful completion of the Challenging Behaviour & Dementia Training Course.

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