Dementia Elevator: Training programme updates
- Republic of Ireland
The Dementia Elevator team recently announced its training programme updates.
Online Dementia Training for GPs: The dementia training programme for GP's is now available for ICGP members on the ICGP website www.icgp.ie. Content includes Prevention, Diagnosis, Treatment, Ethics, Legal Issues, Communication and Carer Support.
Dementia Champions Programme: Applications are now open for the October 2015 intake of Dementia Champions Programme. This 12 week programme is open to all Allied Health and Social Care Professionals and those interested in being a change agent in dementia care. The closing date for applications is the 14th of August 2015. For more information visit http://dcn.dementiaelevator.ie/
Dementia Elevator Innovation Award: Following the success of last year's Innovation in Dementia award Dementia Elevator will shortly be inviting applications for the Second Elevator Award for Innovation in Dementia. The winning project will receive €1,000 euro to develop or expand their project. A prize giving ceremony will take place in DCU in December 2015.
Awareness Training for front line retail staff: A free, online resource for customer facing retail staff is now available. This training will provide retail staff with skills to recognise possible dementia and appropriately engage with, and support customers with dementia. Participants will receive a certificate of completion. More information: http://dementiaelevator.ie/training-programmes/dementia-awareness-training/level-2-essential-skills-for-public-facing-workers/
Psychosocial Skills Training - Coping Skills for Carers: This free, online training programme will be available at the end of Summer 2015. Aimed primarily at family carers, this programme will equip participants with coping strategies to help face the every day challenges that caring for a person with dementia can bring.
HSE level 3 awareness training: The HSE dementia awareness training continues its national rollout. This programme aims to provide participants with the knowledge, skills and attitudes required to deliver high quality, person-centred care to the person with dementia and their carers. A four hour programme is now also available for acute care settings. More information and contact details are available here http://dementiaelevator.ie/training-programmes/dementia-awareness-training/level-3-dementia-awareness-training-for-health-and-social-care-workers/
Dementia Awareness training and resource pack: A dementia awareness video and resource pack are freely available for use for community and voluntary groups, health care workers, schools and colleges. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any feedback thoughts or comments you may have about this training. http://dementiaelevator.ie/training-programmes/dementia-awareness-training/level-1-general-dementia-awareness/
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More more information about Dementia Elevator visit www.dementiaelevator.ie