This interactive workshop has been developed for workers to develop an understanding as to why difficult behaviours occur with a person that has been diagnosed with a dementia – type condition. We will discuss a number of behaviour problems that sometimes accompany dementia condition e.g. Alzheimer’s disease. Group activities will be conducted to give you the opportunity to understand why the person with dementia is behaving in a particular way and what could be the possible cause/triggers for this behaviour. We will look at the importance of prevention to minimise the behaviour and the tools we can use to assist. Problem solving techniques will be shown in working towards resolving issues whilst maintaining a service to a person with dementia.
Participants on successful completion of this workshop will:
- develop an understanding of what are dementia related behaviours;
- develop an understanding of the possible causes of difficult behaviour of people with a condition of dementia;
- recognise the different types of behaviour in dementia that causes agitation to the person with a condition of dementia;
- develop a range of communication skills to assist in supporting a person with a condition of dementia;
- develop the skills in using problem solving skills when you are faced with a difficult behaviour or situation, try to understand why this behaviour is occurring; and
- be provided with strategies which will assist staff to keep themselves safe whilst supporting a person with a condition of dementia who displays difficult behaviours.
TARGET GROUP: All Workers
FACILITATOR: Robert has experience in community programs, risk management, injury management and has incorporated his extensive skills into this program which will further strengthen the learning outcomes for all participants. Rob is also an approved training provider by SafeWork NSW and a qualified assessor and trainer.
We do travel outside Hunter & Central Coast area so please contact BTG to discuss.....