Following government advice, ESCC have made the decision to postpone or cancel some face to face training. This decision has been made in light of the national concerns about the spread of the coronavirus (COVID - 19). Please see individual courses for more information.
Directly Provided Services (ESCC) / Home Carers / PVI Adults (Private, Voluntary and Independent Care Sector) / Voluntary and Community Sector
ESCC Directly Provided Services / Independent Care Sector, Carers & Voluntary Sector / Personal Assistants
This is the third in a series of six workshops exploring dementia and how we can support people to live as well as possible with the condition. They do not have to be attended in order.
This course will explore and understand why behaviour may change when you have dementia – looking at environments, approaches, fear, irritation, frustration and independence being threatened, as well as the damage to the brain. It will look at how we can be pro-active about behaviour using Life History and detailed profiles to plan care positively, in a way that will reduce the likelihood of distressed responses. It will show how the use of ABC charts can help us to understand and respond to different behaviours that are likely to be the result of an unmet need.
By the end of the session, it is anticipated participants will be able to:
Use life histories and personal profiles to create a positive care plan which will avoid potential triggers
Identify unmet needs and respond before this results in distressed behaviour
Look at the environmental needs of the person and make adjustments necessary to prevent agitation
Respond positively to distressed behaviour
Use ABC charts to learn from events and adjust care and support plans
Support staff to understand how their approach may contribute to a person’s distressed responses.