Approaching An Unthinkable Future: Understanding The Support Needs Of People Living With Young Onset Dementia

This two-day course is focussed on educating the social care workforce. People working in social care, including volunteers and voluntary sector workers, domiciliary care workers, care assistants working in residential and nursing homes and day care centres, community support workers, social housing providers can apply for a place.

The aim of this course is to provide information about young onset dementia and to develop an understanding of the impact of a diagnosis of dementia for younger people affected by the condition and their families and carers.

 

Learning outcomes

By the end of the course participants will be able to:

1. Describe dementia, its causes, signs and symptoms.

2. Demonstrate an understanding of the difficulties associated with diagnosing young onset dementia.

3. Understand the experience of dementia for the person with the diagnosis and their family.

4. Explain the purpose of the Mental Capacity Act 2005.

5. Compare and contrast the different social care needs of a younger person with dementia to those of older people.

6. Compare and contrast the different social care needs of the family of a younger person with dementia to those of the family of an older person.

7. Describe a range of different approaches and activities that can be used when working with a younger person with dementia.

8. Identify organisations that can assist with practical, legal and financial questions that younger people with dementia and their families may face.

 

For information on how to commission this course in your area please contact info@dementiapathfinders.org or contact 0845 257 2250