We want to support and inform all those affected by dementia, whether it be staff in a rest home, a carer looking after a loved-one at home, or an organisation.
These sessions are designed to give those looking after a loved one at home a greater understanding of dementia, some of the problems they may encounter along the way and some strategies for coping with the changes. The sessions provide opportunities for discussion, interactive exercises, and printed resources.
Please note: This is now a one day course…
- Learn more about the causes and symptoms of dementia.
- Understand what can cause changes in behaviour that can occur due to dementia.
- Strategies to cope and manage in changing or challenging situations.
- Understand what services are available – e.g. Carer Support Days and Respite Care.
- Enduring Power of Attorney and Advanced Care Planning.
- Looking after oneself.
- Meet others in a similar situation.
Understanding Dementia 2022
New dates coming soon…
Some feedback from some of Alzheimers Northland’s sessions includes…
“The tutor had life experience, this is very important to me…”
“I think it (the session) was amazing and full of honesty.”
“I think you have it in a nutshell, well done. This care giver is enlightened.”
Professional Training : Understanding Dementia and Behaviours
Next date TBC
$30 per person
Come and learn about dementia. What is the difference between dementia and Alzheimers? What can cause dementia, and how the brain can be affected? Learn why people with dementia experience changes in behaviours and how we can best deal with behaviours that challenge us.
This course is for professional care agencies, medical centres and any organisation that deals with dementia. This course is aimed at providing understanding, and practical strategies and solutions to working with people with dementia.
Content of training:
o The difference between dementia and Alzheimers
o The four most common types of dementia
o What can cause dementia
o What happens in the brain and how it affects function, logic, and reasoning
Behaviours that challenge us, and strategies to deal with this
o How do we view dementia?
o What might it be like to walk in the shoes of someone with dementia?
o What can cause behaviours that challenge us?
o Understand the unmet needs of the person with dementia.
o How best to communicate with someone with dementia.
o Strategies to deal with behaviours that challenge us.
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