Learning Disability and Dementia (Active Aging)

Price £395.00 (For up to 12 delegates)

Duration: 3 hours delivered via Zoom
Certification: Certificate of attendance

Suitable for

  • Nurses & Medical
  • Social Care staff
  • Emergency services
  • Domiciliary carers
  • Dementia relatives

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Course Outline

This course is based on the film “Supporting Derek” and 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 special needs of a person with LD and dementia, offering insights and tools to improve engagement and effective communication.

This course is suitable for anyone with a desire to learn more about the specific challenges of supporting a person with a learning disability and dementia.

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

On completion delegates will be able to:

  • Types of learning disability
  • 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
  • Understand the “reality” of a person with dementia
  • Understand behaviour as a form of communication
  • How the brain affects behaviour
  • That difficult behaviour is not an inevitable consequence of dementia and is usually caused by other influences

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