Free family dementia training course

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
  • 9:30am-4:00pm
  • 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 [email protected] or by calling 01489 554000.