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Understanding and Responding to Distressed Behaviours Course

Our Understanding and Responding to Distressed Behaviours Course enables attendees to explore how and why dementia affects a person’s behaviour and gives attendees ways to reduce behaviours and de-escalate distress.
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Understand the needs of people with advanced dementia, and how to better support them.

Behavioural changes are not uncommon for someone in dementia and can sometimes be seen as a sign or symptom. But there are things we can do to help and support the person, their carers and loved ones. We will explore what is happening to the brain, why a person with dementia may display repetitive behaviours, and learn about how we can help support someone who may be displaying distressed behaviours. 

What does Understanding and Responding to Distressed Behaviours Course cover?

  • Aggressive behaviours
  • Sexual behaviours 
  • Behaviours that challenge us as individuals
  • Emotional behaviours  
  • Memory orientation difficulties  
  • Therapeutic techniques for responding to behaviours 
  • Improved communication techniques
  • Behaviour tracking and analysis

Who is our Understanding and Responding to Distressed Behaviours Course for?

Anyone who supports someone living with dementia. This could be in elderly care settings, hospital settings, or even at home.

What will you achieve?

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

  • Delegates will learn therapeutic ways we can help an individual meet their needs in a less distressed way and learn to recognise the stages of escalation. 
  • Empathic responses are an essential part of responding to distressed behaviours, so we will provide skills, techniques, and top tips on how to effectively communicate with someone who is having behaviours. 
  • An understanding of what is happening to the brain due to dementia and how these impacts on the individuals’ behaviours and the way they perceive the new world around them. 
  • The importance of documenting, tracking and analysing behaviour within dementia. 
  • Understand how memory orientation works in dementia.

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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Able training delivered Conflict management to our staff and they all found it extremely useful, feedback included; 'I really enjoyed this course, I found the facilitator very enthusiastic and passionate about the subject. The course was highly informative and I would recommend it. Thank you Able training!
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Great 'Restraint training' course at Earlham Primary School in North London. Very professional and would highly recommend to other schools. Friendly, to the point, and tailored to our requirements. Thank you.

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