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Creating a Dementia Friendly Environments Course

Our Creating a Dementia Friendly Environment course enables attendees to improve the environment for individuals living with dementia as well as exploring how the environment can significantly impact on the individuals living with dementia.
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Learn how dementia affects a person and creates a new strange world

How can dementia impact an individual’s sensory orientation? How can sensory signals that enter the brain become mixed up or misinterpreted? How do you creating a dementia friendly environment for individuals? How can you help promote independence, and help in retaining skills and abilities for longer?

Our Creating a Dementia Friendly Environment course will help you to answer the questions above and more.

Through our Creating a Dementia Friendly Environment course, you will gain an understanding of the practical ways to help adapt the environment to ensure safety. You will learn how dementia can impact an individual’s sensory orientation. You will learn why creating a dementia friendly environment is important. You will learn how to correctly promote independence. You will also learn how to correctly show empathy within dementia care.

What does Creating a Dementia Friendly Environments Course cover?

  • Why creating a dementia friendly environment is important on an individual living with dementia’s mental and physical state.
  • Understand why signage, lighting, flooring, and seating is important.
  • Understand why rooms within the home (bathrooms, kitchens, lounges) should be altered to be safer for individuals with dementia.
  • Recognise the importance of navigation around stairs/ steps.
  • Understand how smells in the environment can affect an individual with dementia.
  • Recognise why colour schemes in a home are critically important.
  • What are the benefits of sensory rooms/ quieter spaces.

Who is our Creating a Dementia Friendly Environments Course for?

Our Creating a Dementia Friendly Environment course is for anyone supporting an individual with dementia. This includes residential care homes, hospital staff, family, and friends. Anywhere a person will be living/ staying long term, this course can help support staff with environmental adaptations.

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to…

  • Recognise behaviours that may be associated with the environment and understand why these can occur.
  • Be able to adapt the environment to suit individual’s needs.
  • Learn how different types of dementia can affect our sensory input.
  • Recognise the importance of how a dementia friendly environment can contribute to promoting independence and well being for a person living with dementia.
  • Understand the importance of a risk assessment in rooms such as bathrooms and kitchens.
  • Understand the importance of health and safety within a home.

Frequently asked questions

Our prices are personalised to the company, including how many delegates, and location. Please make an enquiry to get a personalised quote with no hidden costs.
We cover the whole of the UK.
Many of our courses can be adapted for both classroom settings or virtual platforms like zoom. Some courses that include a practical aspect can only be delivered in a classroom setting.
All learners will receive a certificate for any course they complete. Some of our courses are in-house certified, some of our courses are regulated by Ofqual and others are accredited by other awarding bodies.

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I can say with all truth that this service is class A1. We have used there Breakaway Restraint/conflict management & also E-learning courses services for many years now & everything has been delivered professionally and extremely clearly with no problems.
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I have been on several training courses run by this company over the last. Each time the trainer have been really good at making the course contact interesting and interactive. This certainly helps me to remember everything. Would recommend them.
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I absolutely love attending training with Able Training. The courses are professionally prepared and delivered and the trainers are of a very high standard and are very engaging and knowledgeable. Awesome!
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Fantastic training , I have participated in a number of courses over the last 12 months , each course has been very interesting and helpful to my role as a foster Carer , the information is presented in a interesting way and gets each point across effectively, I would highly recommend them ! I am looking forward to more in the near future .
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