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Dementia Training - 2014

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Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust (DHCFT) training plan has been developed to support objective 13 (‘an informed and effective workforce for people with dementia’) of the National Dementia Strategy 2009. It states: "All health and social care staff who work with people with dementia will: 

  • have the right skills to give the best care
  • get the right training
  • get support to keep learning more about dementia".


In March 2012 the Prime Minister issued a national challenge in dementia and has committed to boosting dementia research, addressing quality of care, making communities more dementia friendly and increasing public understanding.

The Competence Framework is a set of benchmarks defining the things that people need to be confident in if they are to be effective in delivering good care to people with dementia and their families in all sectors and settings. (Skills for care and health 2011 South West partnership 2011)

The workshops within this prospectus have therefore been designed with these competencies in mind. It is essential that high quality dementia care is supported through effective training and continuous professional development. Our learning opportunities are designed for both those new to and experienced in caring for people with dementia. These workshops and short courses will support and develop skills, knowledge and confidence.

Workshops include a mixture of facilitated group discussions, small group work, interactive and experiential exercises, individual and small group action planning, presentations and videos.

The course is designed to be a series of short workshops delivered over a six month period. Organisations can opt to send individual members of staff on specific workshops of interest or commit to all 11 modules. Organisations who commit various members of their team to all of the modules covered should feel confident and reassured of having a skilled and confident workforce who have the ability to meet the needs of the people they nurse.

Person-centred values are a central theme in all of our courses and participants are guided to use the Enriched Model of care as an expression of person centeredness.

All the modules within this prospectus have been designed and critically evaluated. This training prospectus and course content is fully endorsed by the Derbyshire Dementia Board.

The Dementia Training Team can also offer consultancy, analysis of training needs and is able to deliver the courses listed and ‘bespoke’ training packages in your own setting.

Who is this training for?

All grades of staff working in a range of services such as NHS, nursing homes, residential homes and any other area of dementia work.


The Alzheimer’s Society (2012) tells us that approximately 64% of people living in care homes have dementia and that two thirds of medical beds in general hospitals are occupied by people over the age of 65, of whom around 30% have dementia. It is also understood that two thirds of people with dementia live in the community. Every one of us will meet someone with dementia throughout our lives.

Everyone knows or work with someone with dementia in their life. However, the Alzheimer’s Society (2012) reported that 75% of people with dementia do not think society is geared up to support them. 

This 3½ hour workshop has been designed to improve understanding of what dementia is and what it might be like to have dementia.

The course explores how people can support those with dementia and discusses the experiences of family carers.

It also offers definitions of dementia, facts and figures, and explores how dementia is viewed. It offers an overview of the most common types of dementia and symptoms often experienced.

Participants will learn how we can help people with dementia to make sense of “their world”.

When: 
31st October 2014 9:15am – 4:30pm 
23rd January 2015 9:15am – 4:30pm 
23rd July 2015 9:15am – 4:30pm 
Where: Centre for Research & Development, Kingsway Site, Derby DE22 3LZ

Cost: Individual module £80

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The term ‘person centred’ is used widely to describe dementia care, but the philosophy is not always embedded within organisations.

Sadly a sense of person centeredness is at times not a reality for people with dementia.

Dementia care cannot rely on the subjective opinion of people delivering care. It must be based upon a true understanding of the person and seeing them as a unique individual with life experiences which have shaped their identity.

This one-day workshop offers participants opportunities to discuss the experience of caring for people with dementia and to think about what really makes a difference.

The course will critically analyse the theoretical frameworks behind person centred models and identify how a person centred approach can support and enhance people’s well-being and recognise he importance of family and relationship centred approaches.

DVD materials will be used and based upon participants’ observation. Attendees will be supported to devise plans of care that use the enriched model of care as an approach to meet the needs of someone with dementia.

4 February 2014, 9.30am - 12.30pm
OR
6 August 2014, 1.30pm - 4.30pm

Where: Centre for Research & Development, Kingsway Site, Derby DE22 3LZ

Cost: Individual module £45 OR £80 booked with 2 or more modules

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Delirium can be prevented in over a third of all hospital admissions yet it remains under diagnosed and undertreated. (Age Concern 2007).

Depression is the most common emotional disorder in older people and is common in Alzheimer’s disease but is often misdiagnosed or undetected.

Following course attendance participants will be able to describe the prevalence, causes, symptoms treatment of depression, delirium and dementia.

Course content will address medical co morbidities that contribute to cognitive and affective changes in older people.

Comparisons, differences, similarities and contrast criteria between depression, dementia and delirium will be explored on several dimensions.

Course subject matter will explore clinical features associated and differences between hyperactive and hypoactive delirium.

12 March 2014, 1.30pm - 4.30pm
OR
4 September 2014, 1.30pm - 4.30pm

Where: Centre for Research & Development, Kingsway Site, Derby DE22 3LZ

Cost: Individual module £45 OR £80 booked with 2 or more modules

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The government has stated their intentions that by 2014 every person with dementia living in England should agree with the following statement: “I am confident my end-of-life wishes will be respected. I can expect a good death.” (DH 2010)

The subject of end-of-life care is physically and emotionally difficult to all. Such a sensitive subject matter requires training and support.

This one-day workshop offers participants an opportunity to develop skills to support people at the end of life.

Recognition and management of pain in people with advanced dementia.

The course will promote individual critical reflection and challenge participants to think about their own views around life and death.

Ethical Issues around advanced decisions, advanced care planning, Mental Capacity Act, and best interests decision making will also be explored using case studies.


8 May 2014, 1.30pm - 4.30pm
OR
4 November 2014, 1.30pm - 4.30pm

Where: Centre for Research & Development, Kingsway Site, Derby DE22 3LZ

Cost: Individual module £45 OR £80 booked with 2 or more modules

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Good dementia care recognises the importance of knowing someone’s life history especially if the person is no longer able to recall some of their own memories. When you open up someone’s past you can unlock their future.

Knowing someone’s past can often explain current behaviours. It can also help inspire meaningful engagement and activities.

Course participants will apply biographical approaches which involves reviewing and evaluating past life events to develop an individual biography of the person.

Consider issues relating to consent, privacy and dignity to those both telling and involved within the life story.

The course raises awareness of human rights and legal duty placed upon public bodies to be compliant with the act.

Participants will receive practical guidance on producing life story work and also explore therapeutic benefits.


5 June 2014, 9.30am - 12.30pm
OR
4 December 2014, 9.30am - 12.30pm

Where: Centre for Research & Development, Kingsway Site, Derby DE22 3LZ

Cost: Individual module £45 OR £80 booked with 2 or more modules

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This half-day workshop provides participants with a clear understanding of the mental Capacity act and the process to be followed to ensure everyone is supported appropriately to be involved in making decisions that affect the lives of those who may lack capacity.

Participants will be asked to critically reflect upon their understanding of relevant legislation regarding Mental Capacity, Best interest decisions, Mental Health act and Deprivation of Liberty safeguarding.

The course will evaluate the knowledge and skills required to support risk taking as part of everyday life in dementia care.

Case scenarios will be used to facilitate discussion which supports decision making within a legal framework/ legislation.

Issues regarding fluctuating capacity, time and decision specific issues will be explored.

Deprivation of liberty safeguards will be explored and put in to context using case study examples.

The course will also address best Interest decision making  processes and meeting guidance.

 

8 April 2014, 9.30am - 12.30pm
OR
6 October 2014, 9.30am - 12.30pm

Where: Centre for Research & Development, Kingsway Site, Derby DE22 3LZ

Cost: Individual module £45 OR £80 booked with 2 or more modules

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There have been several national reports in recent years (Banerjee 2009, DH 2011, and Alzheimer’s Society 2011) that have asked medication prescribers and those who administer medications to review and carefully consider the medication that is given to people with dementia. Reports have particularly focused on the use of antipsychotic drugs

This half-day workshop offers an overview of the use, effects, side effects and undesirable effects of medication used to manage symptoms of dementia, considering antidepressants, antipsychotics, anxiolytics, mood stabilisers, anticholinesterase inhibitors and hypnotics.  Participants will be introduced to the national guidelines for pain assessment and using case scenarios will consider ways of assessing pain for people with dementia. The workshop explores alternatives to medication discussing bio psychosocial approaches to meet the needs of people with dementia.

Course content will discuss Cognition enhancing drugs and effects, NICE guidance and criteria for eligibility.

The process for assessing and prescribing cognitive enhancers will be discussed and also medication to manage behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia.

Medication to address common physical health problems and pain management will also be explored.


12 March 2014, 9.30am - 12.30pm
OR
4 Septmber 2014, 9.30am - 12.30pm

Where: Centre for Research & Development, Kingsway Site, Derby DE22 3LZ

Cost: Individual module £45 OR £80 booked with 2 or more modules

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This half-day workshop challenges participants to think about the advantages of using Advanced care planning in practice

Explore the use of advanced decisions / directives for those lacking capacity.

Discuss the use of Advanced care planning with clinical practice.

Acting on advanced refusals for treatment and when they are legal binding.

Discuss professional responsibilities regarding recording and communicating decisions made.

The course will also explore the differences between advanced statements advanced care planning and lasting power of attorney and when they are legal binding.

 

8 May 2014, 9.30am - 12.30pm
OR
4 November 2014, 9.30am - 12.30pm

 

Where: Centre for Research & Development, Kingsway Site, Derby DE22 3LZ

Cost: Individual module £45 OR £80 booked with 2 or more modules

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This one-day workshop considers approaches and responses to people with dementia when they are distressed.

Course attendees will be encouraged to think how attitudes and beliefs regarding dementia affect us.

Course contact will help understand the meaning behind behaviours that we may find difficult to manage.

Attendees will learn to challenge the concept of “challenging behaviour”  and see this as   form of communication which displays an unmet need

This workshop aims to use bio psychosocial models of care to support the person with dementia,

Models of case formulation will be explored to support and manage behaviours associated with unmet needs.

The course will use scenarios and case formulation to increase attendees’ confidence to managing distress. 


4 February 2014, 1.30pm - 4.30pm
OR
6 August 2014, 9.30am - 12.30pm

Where: Centre for Research & Development, Kingsway Site, Derby DE22 3LZ

Cost: Individual module £45 OR £80 booked with 2 or more modules

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This half day workshop provides opportunities for participants to think about their own beliefs.

Professionals need to have an appreciation of the ethical issues when working with people with dementia and their families and need to practice with confidence using appropriate policies and legal frameworks.

Course attendees will explore the concept and implications surrounding risk management and positive risk taking.

Legal frameworks which underpin decision making such as the Human Rights act legislation will be explored, Case examples will be used to provide facilitated discussion and ethical decision making.

The course will explore moral principles that apply value judgements to support practice.

Definitions and the meaning behind autonomy, beneficence, non-maleficence and justice will be explored.

Attendees will be encouraged to critically discuss ethical decision making which can be applied within practice.

 

8 April 2014, 1.30pm - 4.30pm
OR
6 October 2014, 1.30pm - 4.30pm

Where: Centre for Research & Development, Kingsway Site, Derby DE22 3LZ

Cost: Individual module £45 OR £80 booked with 2 or more modules

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People with dementia often need others around them to help them carry on doing everyday things that have meaning for them. By focusing on what a person is still able to do and enjoy we can rethink what we mean by ‘activities’

This half day course offers participants opportunities to experience and consider a range of ways of connecting and meeting the needs of people with dementia.

The course will consider the benefits and evidence base behind Cognitive Stimulation Therapy and various other therapeutic activities.

The course is delivered by trained Occupational Therapist skilled in providing meaningful activities for people with dementia. 

Course participants will gain confidence to provide varied activities that have a positive impact upon the well-being of people with dementia.

In addition, participants are guided to create an opportunity in their practice (or work) for a person with dementia that stimulates a sense of occupation and to discuss their experiences with the group.

 

5 June 2014, 1.30pm - 4.30pm
OR
4 December 2014, 1.30pm - 4.30pm

Where: Centre for Research & Development, Kingsway Site, Derby DE22 3LZ

Cost: Individual module £45 OR £80 booked with 2 or more modules

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