Event Details

As we live longer, dementia is emerging as one of the leading causes of death and mortality globally (WHO 2023). Having an awareness of the disease and knowing how to support and care for patients is an essential skill for any health care provider and this half-day training course offers an introduction to Dementia to support the learning.

Throughout the session discussion will focus on the types of dementia, diagnosis and management, with a focus on care for both the patient and family in support. Following the session there will be a greater awareness of the disease, with practical tools to aid the consultation.

Aims and Objectives

Demonstrate a basic knowledge of the types of Dementia and how they impact upon people.

With reference to the Mental Capacity Act, understand the issues relating to informed consent & act as an advocate where applicable.

Undertake assessment of changes with compassion and report to the doctor / nurse.

Provide empathic support to carers & family and provide advice on the management of symptoms & challenging behaviours.

Identify risk factors in both the patient & family and make appropriate referrals via the multi-disciplinary team.

Awareness of local and national support groups and how to access them.


Course Content

  • What is Dementia?
  • Signs and symptoms of disease with stages progression
  • Diagnosis and management
  • Shared care pathways
  • The role of the HCP in managing patients with Dementia

Directions

Travelling to Essex Equip By Car:

There is NO parking at the venue, but the public pay and display car park can be found on Newland Drive (CM8 2AP) about 300 yards away.  £6 for the whole day or for further tariff, please see Braintree Council Website

From the car park walk back to Collingwood Rd and then back up to the traffic lights. At the traffic lights turn left onto Newland St. (The George PH is on the corner) carry on walking until you reach the zebra crossing (outside the Public Library), cross the road and head towards the Dorothy L Sayers Statue and the Job Centre. Our entrance just at the rear of the Job Centre.

By Train

It is a 7 min walk from Witham Railway Station, head towards the town, turn left at THE AVENUE, continue walking down The Avenue to the junction with Newland Street, then turn right, carry on walking until you reach the zebra crossing (outside the Public Library), cross the road and head towards the Job Centre. Our entrance is just at the rear of the Job Centre.

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Cancellations with a full refund will be accepted up to and including 15 days prior to the event.  Any refund request for places cancelled after this date will not be refunded.