A Mile in My Shoes (Dementia Awareness)
Originally developed for the Care Quality Commission (CQC) to train their inspectors, A Mile in My Shoes is our Dementia Awareness course. As a result, care services can now align their dementia training and learning with their regulator.
A Mile in My Shoes is delivered through interactive exercises, videos and group work to build a deeper understanding of dementia.
People living with dementia may experience the world around them differently. Therefore, small changes that we make, can make a big difference. Attendees will learn to walk a mile in the shoes of a person living with dementia and explore ways to support people who are living with these changes.
With our range of Dementia Training Courses, our main aim is to gain a full and deep understanding of people with dementia.
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On completion delegates will be able to:
- separate the facts from fiction and see each experience as unique to the individual
- identify the impact of neurological impairment on the person
- understand how our memory works and appreciate how our past can shape our future
- identify how dementia can affect the perception of the environment
- recognise that the reality for people living with dementia is likely to be different from our own
- understand how dementia can affect our senses
- appreciate ways of connecting with a person with dementia and to recognise how our own actions can affect the way a person connects with us
- recognise different ways of communicating
Dementia Training Course
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, TQUK approved centre, 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.
All 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.
Prices quoted are for Zoom training in a virtual classroom with a specialist trainer
Please ask for a quote for face-to-face training
Prices quoted are net of VAT unless otherwise stated
All courses are for up to 12 attendees