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Moving and Handling for People with Dementia - Covid19 Interim Training Programme

Firwood House FIRS, Firwood House, Brassey Avenue
Admin Contact
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Target Audience
Directly Provided Services (ESCC) / Occupational Therapists / Occupational Therapy Assistants / Personal Assistants (Care) / PVI Adults (Private, Voluntary and Independent Care Sector) / Voluntary and Community Sector Staff
target audience
Course Types
Course categories
ESCC Directly Provided Services / Independent Care Sector, Carers & Voluntary Sector / Personal Assistants
Dementia / Health and Safety
Course description

This course is aimed at those who care and provide moving and handling assistance for people with dementia. The course looks at the challenges and issues that can arise when helping someone with dementia to move and transfer.

The course covers:

* Symptoms of dementia that affect mobility and movement
* The differences between violence, aggression, anxiety and fear and factors influencing the above
* Behaviour in dementia, focusing on non verbal, verbal and physical. Possible reasons and triggers for such behaviour
* Triggers that can be linked to behaviour specific to moving and handling techniques and strategies and interventions that can be utilised to reduce distress,     including equipment and handling techniques

* Risk assessing for those with dementia and fluctuating ability.

Part of the course is practical so participants attending should be fit, dressed appropriately and able to fully participate. Footwear should be flat/ low heel and closed in toes. No flipflops.


Training objectives

The course looks at the challenges and issues that can arise when helping someone with dementia to move and transfer. How we can reduce anxiety and ensure maximum engagement , function and safety for those we are caring for.

Learning outcomes

By the end of this session, it is anticipated candidates will:

* Understand how dementia affects mobility and movement

*Understand why moving and handling and personal care tasks can lead to fear, anxiety and behavioural changes

*Understand how we recognising those behavioural triggers and have a clear strategy to ensure the person's needs are accommodated and the moving and handling interventions are person centred.

Additional Information
Start Date
Tuesday 25 January 2022
End Date
Tuesday 25 January 2022
Closing Date
Monday 24 January 2022
09:30 - 12:30
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