This course is only available to UNISON members.
Dementia – Understanding 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: Dr Una Lynch
Tutor's organisation: Sonrisa Solutions Ltd
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
This course will give participants with an understanding of how prescription and over the counter medicines are misused. It will provide an overview of the types of medicines as well as information on the prevalence, effects, risks to the user, harm reduction methods and services available. It is relevant to anyone who works/volunteers with those with addiction issues, with young people and also may be of interest to parents
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