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Families and Carers as Partners in Dementia Care for Allied Health

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

This session will explore the roles, needs, rights and experiences of family members caring for a relative living with dementia. It will describe ways to support and work in partnership with family carers.

 

Learning Objectives

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

  • Understand the varied roles, needs, rights and experiences of families who are supporting a person living with dementia
  • Be aware of the complexity and cultural diversity of families and how they may impact the caring experience
  • Identify ways to support family members
  • Identify ways to develop partnerships with family carers

 

In this session, we will explore the roles, needs, rights and experiences of family members, ways to support family carers to care for a relative living with dementia, and enable family carers to develop and foster partnership working with care providers.

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
Ana Barbosa,
Dementia Care Consultant and Trainer, Centre for Applied Dementia Studies, University of Bradford

Ana is a Dementia Care Consultant and Trainer in person-centred care at the Centre for Applied Dementia Studies at the University of Bradford. She is module leader in the MSc Advanced Dementia Studies for the modules: Advancing Practice Skills and Research Methods.

Ana's research interests are focused on supporting the well-being of care assistants who work with people living with dementia in care homes. She is currently involved in research projects related to falls and vision and hearing loss in care homes for older people.

Jan Oyebode,
Professor of Dementia Care, University of Bradford

Jan is Professor of Dementia Care at the University of Bradford and a registered clinical psychologist with many years of NHS experience working with people with dementia, depression and anxiety, and their families.

Her current research focuses largely on developing our understanding of ways to support people with dementia and their families in the community. She has researched and written about caregiving, with much of her work being based on qualitative methodologies.

During 2013-2014, she co-organised dementia awareness roadshows for diverse communities in Bradford funded by Bradford City Council, an initiative that was highly commended in the recent European Foundations Initiative on Dementia. She was also a Wellcome Trust scientific adviser to the director of a television programme being made for children about having a grandparent with dementia.

Jan Robins,
Lecturer in Dementia Studies, University of Bradford

Jan was formerly a Lecturer/Trainer in the School of Dementia Studies at the University of Bradford.

The University of Bradford is a signatory to the Dementia Action Alliance and is committed to working in partnership to improve the quality of life for people with dementia and their family carers.

Delivery
Title
Families and Carers as Partners in Dementia Care for Allied Health
Speciality Classification
Interest Areas / Topics Covered
Agedcare, Dementia care, Geriatric Health (Aged Care and Continence )
Location
Provider Type
Education Provider
Duration
35 minutes
Price
Free
Location
Online
Reference
02_08
Access Duration (in months)
12
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Modules this course belongs to
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