The Insurance Charities are delighted to offer 15 free spaces on a special dementia awareness training course being delivered through our partners at Alzheimer’s Society.
Dementia awareness training is a skills-based course suitable for anyone who would like to improve their knowledge and understanding of dementia.
You will learn:
- The signs and symptoms of dementia
- How dementia affects behaviour, the senses and communication
- How to build positive relationships with people affected by dementia using increased knowledge, empathy and practical skills.
Informed by Alzheimer’s Society’s 40 years of experience in supporting people affected by dementia and the latest research, this course comprises of four interactive modules:
Module 1 – ‘What’s happening?’
- Learn about the most common causes of dementia and how it affects people in different ways.
- Understand how the physiological effects of dementia on the brain may create everyday difficulties.
Module 2 – ‘See me’
- Learn how memory works.
- Explore how our past can shape our future.
Module 3 – ‘Strange new world’
- Understand how difficulties with perception can impact a person’s well-being and behavioural responses.
- Learn how dementia may affect our senses and how this can alter our experiences.
This section includes content on dementia and sight loss developed in partnership with The Royal National Institute of Blind People.
Module 4 – ‘Connect with me’
- Learn practical ways of connecting with a person affected by dementia.
- Explore how our own actions can affect the way a person connects with us.
- Understand how methods of communication can be affected by dementia and communication techniques to effectively engage with people living with the condition.
The full-day (six hours) course will be delivered virtually on Thursday 23 June during Insurance Charities Awareness Week and is open to anyone working within the insurance sector. To register your interest or ask any questions, please get in touch.
“This was one of the best trainings I have attended so far! The trainer had an extensive knowledge of the topic. I also like that they implemented real-life experience with dementia.”