What will the course look like?
We’re responding to what we see as a significant need for increased knowledge. Dementia is complex, especially at the end of life, and many people affected by dementia, including professionals, are reluctant to seek help and support or don’t know where to find it.
That’s why we’re combining our knowledge and experience of end of life of care with the expertise of our professional partners to develop an extensive range of learning opportunities and activities. The content we’re developing will help address many of the myths and misconceptions about this illness that is only increasing in prevalence.
The programme will include:
A six-part monthly webinar series featuring some of the UK’s most eminent dementia experts
A three-day introduction to dementia and end of life care course for nurses, Health Care Assistants and Allied Health Professionals working in any setting. This course will run in June and September and focus on the key issues affecting people with dementia as they approach the end of life
Dementia Study Days to take a deep-dive into some of the key challenges like communication, pain management, nutrition and hydration. Launching in January 2022.
The programme for the public will include:
An exhibition – Working with our Community Action Lead, Mary Hodgson, we’ll invite people with dementia and their carers to come into the Centre in the summer to create art works that express their experience of living with dementia. We’ll then exhibit the works in September
Learning from Living with Dementia – practical sessions for carers in our new high-tech Skills Lab
Dementia Podcast – hosted by Mary Hodgson and Maaike Vandeweghe, our Senior Educationalist, from the autumn, this regular podcast is designed to offer real solutions by interviewing both members of the public and professionals who’ll share their lived experience.