Skip to 0 minutes and 10 secondsThe numbers of people with dementia are rising rapidly, in fact every three seconds one person is diagnosed with dementia worldwide. This means for most of us, at some point in our lives, we will have friends or family or meet people in the community who are living with dementia. This course
Skip to 0 minutes and 33 secondsbuilt on our first course Dementia Care: Staying Connected and Living Well - but we're going to focus on the more advanced stages of the illness. This can be a challenging time, both for families and for healthcare professionals, because the person with dementia has great difficulty communicating their wishes and their needs. We know through our research that there are particular areas that families and healthcare professionals find challenging during this time and we're going to focus on them during this course.
Skip to 1 minute and 2 secondsWe hope that by the end of it you'll feel more confident about having discussions about the future and future care planning, that you'll better understand some of the areas where you'll need to be involved in making decisions for your relatives future care, that you'll feel more empowered to work with healthcare professionals to ensure that the person with dementia gets good quality care and also, we will explore what makes a person with dementia feel comfortable as the illness progresses. But most importantly we'll look at how to look after yourselves while you're caring for someone with dementia.
Skip to 1 minute and 39 secondsWe hope that you'll use your own experiences to share with others throughout the course, and there will also be healthcare professionals on hand to help and give you advice. We hope you'll enjoy this course and find it useful so please sign up and join us now.