Creating Dementia Friendly Environments Course

Our Creating Dementia Friendly Environments Course explores how the environment can significantly impact on people living with dementia and how to create an environment for people living with dementia.

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Learn how dementia affects a person and creates a new strange world

Dementia can impact on an individual’s sensory orientation. Sensory signals that enter the brain may get mixed up or misinterpreted. This means it can affect a person’s eyesight, taste, smell, what they hear and touch. It can affect they way a person perceives the world around them. Creating a dementia friendly environment for individuals can help promote independence, and also help in retaining skills and abilities for longer.

What does Creating Dementia Friendly Environments Course cover?

In this course, we will explore types of dementia that impact on vision, such as Posterior cortical atrophy dementia and dementia with Lewy bodies. We will also include the importance of risks assessments within the environments and what we can do to improve and create safer spaces. We look at many practical ways we can help adapt environments so that people with dementia can feel safe and reassured. This includes information around:

  • Signage
  • Lighting
  • Flooring
  • Seating
  • Rooms within the home — bathrooms, kitchens, lounges, how we can make adaptions for these places to be safer
  • Navigation around stairs or steps
  • Smells in the environment
  • Colour schemes
  • Benefits of sensory rooms and quieter spaces
  • Technology
  • Grab rails

Who is this course for?

Anyone supporting someone with dementia — residential care homes, hospital staff, family and friends. Anywhere a person will be living or staying long term, this course can help support 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 environment and understand why these can occur.
  • Be able to adapt the environment to suit individual’s needs.
  • Learn how different dementias 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.
  • Risk assessment in rooms such as bathrooms and kitchens
  • Understand the importance of safety within the home

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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 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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