Day 1 and Day 2 - Dementia Training
This is a two-day programme examining the nature and causes of dementia and strategies for working with people living with dementia.
Our dementia training programme is open to all health, social care and wider public services staff in Gloucestershire, including those in the voluntary and independent sector, and people who are caring for a person with dementia.
The content for both training days has recently been updated and now includes an approach to develop person centred care planning for people with dementia who experience behaviours that challenge (Gloucestershire's 5 step approach).
For further information on Dementia Training please call 01452 324306 or email Dementiatraining@gloucestershire.gov.uk
Day One - Essential Dementia Awareness
This covers an introduction to, and analysis of, the nature and causes of dementia, delirium and depression. It examines various strategies for working with individuals in these situations. Included in day one is:
- What is dementia
- How memory is formed and affected
- The role of the brain
- Developing communication skills and approaches to support people with dementia
Day Two - Person Centred Care & Emotional Distress (Behaviours that challenge us)
The second day focuses on Person Centred Care and the experience of dementia by looking at living with dementia, emotional distress and how to support people to live securely. It explores in depth all aspects of aggression and wandering in relation to dementia and includes Carers issues. Included in day two is:
- Gloucestershire's new 5 step approach
- Understanding well-being & ill-being
- Considering the experience of living with dementia
- The impact of the environment
- Causes of emotional distress & how to support people to live securely and supported in dementia
Preparation for the course
It is advisable that you complete the e-learning course before attending the Two Day Dementia Training Programme.
The e-learning course can be accessed through kwango.com
To obtain log in details, please email: Dementiatraining@gloucestershire.gov.uk
Course dates for 2017
Please find below dates for 2016/2017. Please try to attend a course in your current locality.
Courses in Cheltenham
- 1st June & 15th June - Fully Booked
Courses in the Forest of Dean (Highnam)
- 20th July & 3rd August - Fully Booked
Courses in Gloucester
- 25th May & 8th June - Spaces Available
- 31st August & 14th September - Fully Booked
- 5th September & 19th September - Spaces Available
Courses in Stroud
- 29th June & 13th July - Fully Booked
- There is a selection of courses available to people who are caring for a family member with dementia. If you would like some assistance in choosing the course that is right for your needs, please do contact us
- Please try to attend a course in your correct locality
- Course spaces are limited and fill up quickly, early booking is recommended
If you require any further information, please email:
Dementiatraining@gloucestershire.gov.uk, or contact
Gloucestershire County Council
Shire Hall, Block 5, 4th Floor, Westgate Street, Gloucester, GL1 2TG