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7th Mar

Dementia Care Training

Extra Hands provide comprehensive training for individuals and companies across Norfolk.

Our enhanced Dementia training programme helps staff focus services on the individual with dementia so that each visit can be tailored to suit that person’s needs.

Staff are trained to recognise expression of boredom, agitation, distress and general needs related to pain, hunger or thirst when the individual cannot communicate those needs.

Attendees will learn how to identify signs of 'well being’ or ‘ill being’ when doing certain activities.
No Service User will be forced to undertake an activity they do not what to be engaged in.

Previous training feedback has been very positive; staff have said that they have encouraged the person to talk more and have found so much more about the person when they are participating in this sort of activity than all the time they have known the person.

Topics covered include:

  • Understanding different types of dementia
  • Communication
  • Supporting family and friends
  • The ‘Person Centred’ Approach
  • Physical conditions causing confusion
  • The Enriched Model
  • Malignant Social Psychology
  • Demonstration of activities and reminiscence
  • Psychological needs
  • Nutrition
  • Medication
  • Abuse Awareness

This is interactive training held over three sessions, with a homework activity, attendees are given training manuals to take away and a certificate of attendance issued.

Price Information

Per Person

Three afternoon sessions of 3 hours each:
Wednesday 7th March 1.30-4.30pm
Friday 16th March 1.00-4.00pm
Friday 23rd March 1.00-4.00pm


7th Mar


23rd Mar


Units 13/14 Heacham Hall Ind Units,
Hall Close,
PE31 7JT



Booking Details

Provider Name
Extra Hands of Heacham Ltd

Contact Name
Tyrnaia McGinn

Click To Email Course

01485 570 611


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