Dementia: Walking in their Shoes - Understanding Behaviour

Wellshurst Golf Club, North Street,
Admin Contact
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Target Audience
Directly Provided Services (ESCC) / Home Carers / PVI Adults (Private, Voluntary and Independent Care Sector) / Voluntary and Community Sector
target audience
Course Types
Course categories
ESCC Directly Provided Services / Independent Care Sector, Carers & Voluntary Sector / Personal Assistants
Course description

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.

Training objectives

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.

Learning outcomes

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.

Additional Information
Start Date
Thursday 5 March 2020
End Date
Thursday 5 March 2020
Closing Date
Thursday 27 February 2020
09:30 - 13:30
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