MHA - Dementia awareness training

The aims of The Person Inside are to raise understanding of dementia within the context of people-centred care, reduce fears of the condition and introduce techniques for coping with behaviours associated with dementia.

The e-learning comprises two 45-minute modules, a Learner Journal and a Mentor’s Guide.

Module 1, Understanding dementia, enables learners to:

  • State a simple definition of dementia
  • Describe the behaviours associated with dementia
  • Demonstrate the concept that all individuals have an identity
  • Appreciate that dementia sufferers make logical responses
  • Describe the reaction a service user may have in a variety of case study situations

 Module 2, Coping with dementia, enables the learner to:

  • List methods that can help to discover a service user’s identity
  • Complete an entry in the Reflective Journal that describes an example, good or bad, that was used to discover a service user’s identity
  • Describe techniques for coping with the behaviours associated with dementia
  • Identify suitable techniques or responses that should be used in a variety of case studies
  • Complete an entry in the Reflective Journal that describes techniques for interacting with a known dementia sufferer 

What the client had to say:

“Walkgrove have proved themselves to be an ideal learning partner for us: they spend time building a relationship in order to fully understand both the nature of the business as well as the needs of the learners in that organisation. We have been able to remain involved in the design of the training throughout the process, and have been impressed with the empathetic approach of the project team, who showed us how to deal with potentially difficult subjects in an electronic format. We have been delighted with the finished training modules, and are proud to be associated with such creative and ground breaking training.”

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Training to raise understanding of dementia within the context of people-centred care