The Foundation in Dementia care is a one day workshop designed to provide basic knowledge and understanding of dementia and to facilitate the development of skills in a person centred philosophy of care. This workshop is aimed at health care staff with no prior dementia training.
At the end of this course the participants will be able to:
• List the main types of dementia and describe their general characteristics.
• Describe and discuss the implications of a person-centred philosophy of care.
• Understand the importance of life story work and activity-focused care.
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This two day workshop will give participants the knowledge to develop the skills to record life stories and design activities. On completion of this workshop participants will be able to:
• Relate the importance of life story work and activities to quality of life
• Describe various ways of collecting life story information
• Explore the use of various types of activities
• Design and present an activity for a person with a dementia
• Debate the relevant ethical issues
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Sonas apc will host their international dementia conference, Dementia in Ireland: Building Knowledge, Leadership and Communities, in the Citywest Hotel Dublin. Key speakers at the conference include Professor Richard Fleming, Professor Eamon O'Shea, Dr Tony Foley, Agnes Huston and Benedicte Sorensen Storm.Read More
Helen O'Callaghan recently interviewed Professor Suzanne Cahill and Dearbhla O'Caheny, from the DSIDC, on the issue of explaining dementia to children. Helen proposes the fact that children need to be told if a relative is suffering from dementia so that they can understand the changes in behaviour. Click here to read the full article in the Irish ExaminerRead More