Congratulations to 5 of our lovely CareGivers who completed their City & Guilds Accredited Alzheimers and other Dementia's training last week.
The programme teaches innovative techniques for dealing with dementia, rather than focusing on the symptoms and treatments of the condition. Caregivers are trained in effective techniques for managing the many different and sometimes challenging behaviours associated with dementia including refusal, delusions, aggression, false accusations, wandering and agitation. A key outcome is that caregivers learn to respect the person as an individual and are able to observe, honour and support their lives.
Liz Brackley, Director at Home Instead, Brighton, Hove and Shoreham says "This programme focuses on engaging people in activities they may love or have forgotten, stimulating the senses, and helping them to feel valued again. As specialists in at-home care for older people, many of our clients are diagnosed with, or have symptoms of dementia, and it is important that we can do as much as possible to improve their quality of life. Our caregivers share their knowledge with family members this programme will help to give them confidence in dealing with behaviours that may otherwise be hard to understand."
The programme has been developed specifically for Home Instead Senior Care.