As dementia progresses, it can be stressful when you are supporting someone with behaviours that may be challenging and difficult to deal with.  There may not always be obvious reasons why the person with dementia is presenting in a manner that is unusual or distressing, while they cannot tell you what the problem is.  This workshop is designed for carers looking after someone with advanced dementia.  It will also help them gain a better understanding of how to support a person with challenging behaviour, to look at some reasons why this may be happening, and to provide practical advice, tips and information.

Learning outcomes

Students will:

  • Develop practical approaches to caring
  • Gain a greater understanding of what is meant by “challenging behaviour”
  • Gain more awareness of why behaviours can change with advancing dementia

Course structure

One 2½ hour workshop

Aimed at

Anyone caring for someone who has advanced dementia.