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Communication, Interaction and Behaviour in Dementia Care for Nurses

Speciality Classification
Nurses
Location
Online
Delivery
Online
Duration
30 minutes
Subject matter expert
e-Learning for Healthcare
Provider
eIntegrity
Endorsed By
University of Bradford, eLfH, NHS

This session will introduce ways to facilitate effective communication with people living with dementia. It will help you to understand the communicative impairments as well as the retained abilities that individuals with dementia may experience and the variety of ways people with dementia may communicate their needs and preferences.

 

Learning Objectives

By the end of this session you will be able to:

  • Describe different ways of communicating
  • Explain the importance of communication
  • Reflect on the impact of communication impairments on people living with dementia, their carers and supporters
  • Identify ways in which you can effectively support communication with people living with dementia

 

In this session, we will reflect on the importance of communication and consider the ways in which we can recognise different ways of communicating and support effective communication with people living with dementia.

This session has been mapped to the Dementia Training Standards Framework and is designed to support the Dementia Action Alliance Dementia Statements.


PRM123
Entry Requirements / Prerequisites

Before commencing this session you may wish to complete:

  • Module 1 - Introduction to Living with Dementia/Dementia Awareness (407-0030)
Instructors / Speakers
Lindsey Collins,
Senior Dementia Care Practice Development Consultant and Trainer, Centre for Applied Dementia Studies, University of Bradford

Lindsey is a Senior Dementia Care Practice Development Consultant and Trainer within the Centre for Applied Dementia Studies at the University of Bradford. Her role involves developing and delivering face-to-face and cascade training to health and social care organisations throughout the UK and internationally. Lindsey leads the delivery of training in Dementia Care Mapping for Realising Person Centred Care; Dementia Care Mapping for Leading Practice Change; and the Short Observational Framework for Inspection, which is used by health and social care inspectors internationally.

Her areas of special interest include promoting effective and meaningful person-centred communication and supporting people living with dementia who experience complex eating and drinking difficulties, particularly at the end of life. Lindsey is an Alzheimer's Society Clinical Training Fellow conducting a PhD to explore the eating and drinking experiences of people living with dementia and swallowing difficulties in care homes. She completed her MSc in Dementia Studies in 2012 and joined the Centre for Applied Dementia Studies at the University of Bradford in October 2013.

A registered speech and language therapist she has worked in a variety of settings, including acute hospitals, mental health hospitals, care homes, day centres and in people's own homes. She has been responsible for developing and embedding specialist speech and language therapy services within several NHS Mental Health Trusts in England. Since 2006, Lindsey has specialised in dementia care practice. Lindsey maintains strong links with the field of speech and language therapy to maintain her clinical knowledge and skills. She is regularly invited to give keynote lectures.

Delivery
Title
Communication, Interaction and Behaviour in Dementia Care for Nurses
Speciality Classification
Interest Areas / Topics Covered
Agedcare, Dementia care, Geriatric Health (Aged Care and Continence )
Location
Provider Type
Education Provider
Duration
30 minutes
Price
Free
Location
Online
Reference
02_04
Access Duration (in months)
12
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