Care Management Training Scotland : Edinburgh & Glasgow

Health & Social Care Training Scotland : Edinburgh & Glasgow

TRAINING COURSES  »  WORKING WITH PEOPLE WITH SUPPORT NEEDS

  Understanding Dementia

This one day course offers an introduction to the behaviours associated with dementing type illnesses.
Objectives:





To understand the causes of dementia, to have knowledge of the different types of dementia, to understand the effects, of the illness from family and friends point of view, to understand the impact environment and communication style may have on an older adult with dementia, to have strategies for coping with challenging behaviour, e.g. wandering repetition, anxiety, confusion.
   
Content: Input, Discussion, Case Studies
   
Duration: 1 Day
   
Suitable for:

All staff working with older people and staff who want to refresh their knowledge in this area.
  Loss and Bereavement

"Life is pleasant. Death is peaceful it's the transition that's troublesome." Isaac Asimou (1920 - 1992)
Objectives:

To raise awareness of the process of grieving to explore feelings of loss from various viewpoints.
   
Content: Input, Discussion, Case Studies
   
Duration: 1 Day
   
Suitable for:
Anyone working with older people
  Working with Older People
Objectives:


To raise awareness of attitudes to older people, to consider approaches to working with older people, to understand communication systems and support in the organisation.
   
Content: Input, Discussion, Case Studies
   
Duration: 2 Days
   
Suitable for:
All staff
  Understanding Challenging Behaviour

"If you do not wish to be prone to anger do not feed the habit give it nothing with which may tend to its increase." Epicietus (55AD- 135AD)
Objectives:



To consider aggression and challenging behaviour in the housing and care setting, to develop a behavioural approach to aggression in clients, to deal with families and colleagues. To understand learning disability, dementia and other sources of behavioural difficulties.
   
Content: Input, Discussion, Case Studies
   
Duration: 1 Day
   
Suitable for:
Anyone working with older people.
  Supervision for Care Staff
Objectives:


To ensure that supervisors and supervisees get the most from the process of supervision. To help staff to understand the purpose of supervision and how to prepare for the conversation.
   
Content: Input, Discussion, Case Studies
   
Duration: 1 Day
   
Suitable for: All staff
  Creative Social Activities

(for adults with cognitive impairment and dementia)
Objectives:



To enable staff to be more creative in providing informal creative social activities for service users. To help staff to create long and short term plans for activities. To understand what will be most successful and consider the clients needs and abilities.
   
Content: Input, Discussion, Planning
   
Duration: 1 Day
   
Suitable for:
Staff working with older people.

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