Learning Disability and Dementia (Unravelling two conditions)

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Course No. 1030

£395.00 ((Ex VAT))

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  • Online - Zoom 3 hour(s)
  • Up to 12 delegates
Available Funding:
Self Funded

Course Outline

Our Learning Disability and Dementia course explores the relationship between learning disability and dementia.

Supporting a person with a learning disability and dementia can be deeply rewarding, but complex needs can also create additional challenges for carers. This introductory day aims to enable attendees to understand the individuall needs of a person with LD and dementia. Gain insights into the impact of dementia for people with Down’s Syndrome and utilise tools to improve engagement and effective communication.

This course unravels the two conditions (Dementia and Learning Disability) and is suitable for anyone with a desire to learn more about the specific challenges of supporting a person with a learning disability and dementia.

This course is designed as an introduction to the topic of dementia and learning disability so no pre-requisite training or knowledge is required.

When it comes to dementia training courses, Coleman Training are the experts. We developed and delivered the dementia awareness course for Care Quality Commission inspectors, we are a Skills for Care Centre of Excellence, Highfield approved centre, Member of the Care Learning Coalition, Member of the ILM and we are signed up to the Good Business Charter.

We model a person-centred approach by putting learners’ needs at the centre of all that we do. When learners acquire knowledge and skills in an environment that is respectful, supportive and inspiring, they are empowered to support others. Developing empathy and seeing “the whole person” are core values that run through every course we deliver.

Many of our expert dementia trainers previously worked with the Alzheimer’s Society – three of whom were Lead Trainers with the Society. Each has at least 20 years of experience in dementia care training and all trainers have direct experience of supporting a person living with dementia. This means that while the training that we deliver is evidence based, reflecting current best practice, it is also underpinned by a wealth of practical experience, which is available to support learners.

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  • The meaning of “dementia” and how it may relate to a person with a learning disability
  • The early signs and symptoms of dementia in people with a learning disability
  • The specific impact of dementia for people with Down’s Syndrome
  • The importance of baseline assessment and long-term monitoring of people with LD for indicators of change/decline
  • The importance of developing calm appropriate environments
  • Facilitate stimulating activities for people with LD and dementia, whilst combining strategies to minimise anxiety and distress

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