Family Centred Dementia Care

City University London
In Islington (England)

Price on request

Important information

  • Short course
  • Islington (England)
  • When:
    Flexible
Description

Families and carers are experts in the care of their loved ones who live with dementia.This course explores how to work with families and carers to get the best outcomes for people with dementia in their care, considering how dementia impacts the whole family. The course will focus on how relationships can be supported by health professionals to improve the quality of life for all.The course includes real-life examples of the challenges families face when caring for someone with dementia drawn from personal experience, to highlight the needs of multi-generational families: family-centred care. It will explore the nature of emotional support and the importance of listening and learning from carers.The course includes interactive exercises, discussion and some fun – and promotes greater insight into what it means to care for someone who lives with dementia and the role of the carer in supporting and enhancing those relationships. Course Information Dates and Fees to be confirmed Tutor Info Suzy Webster is a popular dementia care trainer originally from a background of social care. She works for AgeUK My Home Life Cymru, which promotes quality of life in care homes in Wales. She is an AgeUK CQC Expert by Experience and dementia trainer. She lives with her husband, young family, her father and her mother, who lives with young onset dementia. This gives her both breadth and depth of knowledge in dementia care. Eligibility Family members and carers, qualified healthcare professionals, support and care staff and healthcare assistants in NHS Trusts, GP surgeries, private hospitals and care homes.

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Venues

Where and when

Starts Location
Flexible
Islington
Northampton Square, EC1V 0HB , London, England
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What you'll learn on the course

IT
Quality
Carer
healthcare
Dementia
Trainer
Quality Training

Course programme

What will I learn?

You will:

  • understand the significance of family, carers and social networks in planning and providing care and the importance of developing partnerships with family members and carers
  • understand the impact that caring for a person with dementia will have on relationships; and the importance of recognising and assessing a carer’s own needs, including respite
  • understand the importance of and explore techniques to gather information about a person’s history and preferences
  • understand potential socio-cultural differences in the perception of the care-giving role
  • consider the additional concerns of and issues for younger carers
  • be able to better support family carers to access and use information and local support networks, to consider options and make decisions