This course is only available to UNISON members.

Dementia Stress and Distress

This training will help you to understand what we mean by stress and distress, identify the
factors which can contribute to people with dementia feeling stressed or/and distressed and
improve your skills in working with people who experience this. It will cover understanding
behaviour as a means of communication of needs & identifying those needs; the impact of
changes in the brain and the environment on behaviour; recognise the social and emotional
needs of people with dementia; Identify the triggers for distressed behaviour; developing
strategies and interventions for distressed clients. The workshop supports the outcomes of
the Dementia Learning & Development Framework. It will be delivered by Dr Una Lynch from
Sonrisa Solutions Ltd., qualified nurse, midwife and health visitor for over thirty years who
has worked in academia, policy and practice and is a senior associate with the University
of Stirling’s Dementia Services Development Centre.

Tutor: Una Lynch

Tutor's organisation: Sonrisa

Course Dates


10:00 am - 1:00 pm

This course is no longer available for applications.