Dementia – Cognitive Impairment, Communication & Consent

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What’s covered on the day?

This session will look at the process and experience of dementia and how staff may communicate more effectively with individuals who live with different types of dementia It will also give an overview of the issues around consent, the assessment of capacity and “best interests” decision making.

Assessment

Delegates will be assessed continuously throughout the day using a range of methods including group discussions, case studies and questions an answers. A certificate of attendance will be given which is valid for 3 years.

Number of Delegates: 15

Duration: Full Day

CPD Hours: 7

Participatory Hours: 5

Learning Outcomes

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  • Know what is meant by the term dementia
  • Be able to recognise signs of dementia and also be aware that these signs may be associated with other conditions or circumstances
  • Understand the importance of recognising a person with dementia as a unique individual.
  • Be able to communicate effectively and compassionately with individuals who have dementia.
  • Understand reasons why a person with dementia may exhibit signs of distress and how behaviours seen in people with dementia may be a
    means for communicating unmet needs.
  • Understand the signs of dementia, depression and delirium and appropriate responses and treatment options.
  • Understand the protocols regarding consent to treatment or care for people who may lack capacity.
  • Understand how best interests decisions may need to be made for those lacking capacity.
  • Dementia and anaesthesia
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