9th October 2019
James O Keeffe Institute
Places remaining: 16
Cost: €€5.00 (Plus booking fee)
Course Name: Understanding Dementia
Start Date: 9th October
Day of the Week: Wednesday
Time: 6.0pm -9.30pm
Duration: 1 Night
Venue: James O’Keeffe Institute, Newmarket, Co. Cork
Tuition Fee: €5 .
Accreditation: Cert of Attendance
Who’s it for:
The course is for Family & Voluntary Carers
Objectives and course outline-
1-Improve our knowledge of the understanding of the term dementia, discuss some of
the common causes, signs, symptoms, and related risk factors.
2-Enhance our knowledge of the legislation relating to supporting persons with dementia
and their caregivers.
3-Discuss some of the challenges facing persons who have dementia and the challenges
their caregivers may experience.
4-Reflect on how different people experience dementia because of varying factors.
5-Review our appreciation for a holistic team approach to develop a greater
understanding of dementia and associated concerns.
6-Encourage and appreciate the contribution of all health care professionals to the care
needs of a person who has dementia.
7-Explore signs and symptom management of dementia.
8-Discuss how the creation of safe environment may enable a person with dementia to
have a better quality of life by recognising some potential risks to their every day living.
9-Learn how to enhance our communication and relationships between residents with
dementia, their family members and us as healthcare professionals.
10-Reflect on the importance of “A Dementia Care Plan”. Mention some of the pertinent
information that each individualised care plan should contain.
11-Reflect on the importance of person centred care for each resident with dementia.
12-Familiarize ourselves with the HIQA standards with regard dementia care.
14-Reflect on the importance of the emotional wellness of the caregiver, health care
professional along the residents dementia profession.