Supporting Everyday Needs (LD)
This course is based on the film “Supporting Derek” and continues to explore the relationship between learning difficulty and dementia, now focusing on supporting the everyday needs of a person as the condition progresses.
The course is delivered sensitively, with space for attendees to reflect on their own experiences and those of others, while gaining new insights and tools to support people living with learning difficulties and dementia.
This course is suitable for anyone with a desire to learn more about the specific challenges of supporting a person with a learning difficulty and dementia.
The course is designed as an introduction to the topic of dementia and so no pre-requisite training or knowledge is required.
- To recognise the need for meaningful occupation and activity
- How to use life story work to enhance the lived experience of a person
- Ways to help a person to maintain positive relationships with family and friends
- How to support people at mealtimes and encourage healthy eating and hydration
- How sleep is affected by learning difficulties and dementia
- To promote the opportunity that night-time waking presents for meaningful one-to-one work
- How to support a person at the end of life with holistic palliative care
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.