The incidence of people who are diagnosed with dementia whilst still in employment is increasing. There is a need for organisations to understand dementia and the supports required for an employee with dementia in the workplace. This course aims to raise awareness of dementia in the workplace including the early symptoms, how to create dementia friendly workplaces, how employees with dementia can be supported in work and where to access advice and support.
This programme is provided by the Alzheimer Scotland Centre for Policy & Practice, part of the School of Health & Life Sciences.
The Centre offers a range of masterclasses and bespoke CPD aligned to the skilled and enhanced levels of the Promoting Excellence Framework. These programmes are designed and delivered by our team of award winning dementia educators and practice experts.
Our areas of speciality include evidence based contemporary dementia care, positive approaches to eating, drinking and personal care, working with stress and distress, advanced dementia care, complementary approaches, meaningful activities and supporting people with dementia to live the best life possible.
Our approach support learners to connect with older people and people with dementia using cognitive, emotional and haptic learning and teaching strategies in a safe and supportive way.
For more information about the Centre, please visit https://www.uws.ac.uk/research/research-areas/health/alzheimer-scotland-centre-for-policy-and-practice/
This course will benefit employers and practitioners supporting people with dementia, particularly those with early onset dementia.