As some of you may know it is Dementia Awareness Week 18th-24th May 2014. As part of this initiative, Hamble Heights would like to inform you of a new family friendly dementia training course available to relatives and friends of loved ones at Hamble Heights.
We place a huge emphasis on dementia education and training with all our staff. However we also understand that for families and friends a diagnosis of dementia, for a loved one, can be an extremely challenging and emotional. To provide additional support and information in understanding your loved ones condition, we are offering a bespoke 2 day course – completely free – designed specifically for family carers, friends and relatives.
The course aims:
- What is dementia
- Understanding memory and attention
- The ageing senses
- Visuo-perceptual difficulties in dementia
- Understanding the behaviour staging model of dementia
- Changes in communication, behaviour and language
- The importance of activities and pastimes
- Grieving and guilt
The course will be delivered by our trainer Luke Wiltshire, who has a vast amount of experience in dementia care. The course will be based on the work of Dr Gemma Jones, a dementia care consultant who Luke has done previous work with.
The course details – Understanding Dementia:
- July 16th and 17th
- Locks Heath Working Men’s Club, just up the road from Hamble Heights
- Lunch and refreshments will be available for a small donation
If you are interested in booking a place on this course please contact Luke Wiltshire on firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 01489 554000.