Understanding Dementia and Progression to End of Life; Living Well and Dying Well

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Session Overview

Through interactive presentations and discussion, we will address the care of people with Advanced Dementia.

This will explore symptom management, share tools and techniques for practice and look at communication skills. Additionally we will as refresh your knowledge of the Mental Capacity Act and ethical implications for caregiving that arise as dementia progresses.

We will also look at ways to mitigate behaviour that challenges caregiving and do a deep dive into behaviour as an expression of need.

Palliative care for people with dementia is overarching, and underpins the day.

Learning Outcomes

The interactive online session will;

  • Education to address the care of people with Advanced Dementia; symptom management including pain, delirium, nutrition and hydration
  • Explore decision support tools for dementia care
  • Explore The Mental Capacity Act and decision-making
  • Offer an overview of most common medications used (video)
  • Discuss behaviour and dementia, and share techniques to de-escalate distress
  • Provide skills to overcome communication barriers and obstacles
  • Length: All day
  • Suitable for: Qualified health and social care staff across all care settings who have regular contact with people with dementia.
  • Delivered: face to face at the End of Life Care Education Hub, Spring Farm Business Centre, Moss Lane, Minshull Vernon, Crewe, CW1 4RJ
Funded for Cheshire East Place staff.
  • Thursday 19 September 2024: 9.00-16.00
  • Wednesday 26 February 2025: 09.00-16.00

Delegates outside Cheshire East Place are welcome at a cost of £ per person.

Bespoke Booking

We would love to work with you, contact us to explore a bespoke session for your organisation.

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