Dementia training boosts confidence and builds skills

Particpants on the recent course
Particpants on the recent course

Home Instead Senior Care in Warrington have recently delivered some dementia training for scheme managers who support older people in their own homes.

The training  was well received and everyone who took part felt that it really equipped them to identify people in the early stages of dementia and gave them the knowledge and practical skills to provide help and support for people throughout their dementia journey.

The feedback from those who took part emphasised how this type of practical support really does increase people’s confidence and by having a toolkit of techniques they felt much more able to approach and help people and support family members

Some direct quotes from the group with regard to what they had gained from the course are below:-

“Being able to understand and empathise with families and the person with dementia.”

 “How to help without upsetting the person.”

 “Finding out different ways to engage with the person.”

 “I really enjoyed the session and feel I am taking away a valuable toolkit.”

A further course is being run in Lymm for families of people with dementia, it is between 10.30am and 12.30pm on the 26th June and the 3rd July at Lymm Youth and Community Centre and will be very informal and friendly. Please phone Melissa if you would like to know more on 01925 230006.

A group of Home Instead CAREGivers talking
Family welcoming a Home Instead care manager into their home