Seeing the person through life stories and knowing what matters now

Helping your organisation to be ready to deliver personalised support to people living with dementia in order to meet the expectations of the Social Care Act from April 2015.

Course in brief

  • Exploring the impact of living with dementia.
  • Introduction to understanding the importance of seeing the person living with dementia, not just the diagnosis.
  • Understanding how our actions and inaction will impact on the wellbeing of the person.
  • Celebrating what we know already about the people we support.
  • How one-page profiles will help us to enrich lives.

Who is this course for?

All levels of staff and managers from provider organisations, supporting people living with dementia in community or residential services, will benefit from working alongside and in partnership with staff that provide direct support. Partnership working between senior and front line staff helps to truly integrate person-centred principles across the organisation. No previous knowledge of the course subject is required for attendance.

What will it cover?

  • Appreciating the person.
  • An introduction to the physiology of the brain.
  • Common conditions that cause dementia and how they affect the person.
  • Understanding the importance of physical health and wellbeing.
  • Understanding the value and impact of life story work.
  • Creating opportunities for occupations.
  • How to hear what people are saying, listening to their actions.
  • How to separate what is important to someone from what is important for them and how they want to be supported.
  • Introduction to one-page profiles.

How is it delivered?

As a one-day training course, that you buy in for the organisation. We can train up to 20 people at a time.

Contact info@helensandersonassociates.co.uk for further information.

For more information regarding delivery and costs of this course internationally, please send an email to one of the following addresses:

In the USA: amandag@helensandersonassociates.com

In Canada: juliem@hsacanada.ca

In Australia: info@helensandersonassociates.com.au

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