Dementia Awareness Training for Care Home and Domiciliary Care Staff: Case Study

Health Education England – North East has provided Dementia Awareness training for staff working in care homes and social care staff working in the community, across the North-East region. The training aims to improve the care delivered by care staff to people with dementia, both in care homes and in the wider community.

Training is delivered by specialists in dementia care and aims to help staff to recognise the symptoms and signs associated with dementia, to understand the key issues and treatment programmes, and to be aware of the specialist local services available. Increasing the number of care staff trained in dementia care will improve the care of older people with dementia and help to reduce the reliance on NHS services.

Funding from the AHSN (NENC) together with matched funding from Health Education England – North East helped create 1,875 places for Dementia Care between 2013 and 2015.

Project Resources

Dementia Awareness Training for Care Home and Domiciliary Care Staff: Case Study 

PowerPoint From November 2014 Workshop

PowerPoint from September 2015 Workshop

(Case study uploaded on 1st December 2016)

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