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Working Positively with Dementia and Challenging Behaviour

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Staff who work with individuals diagnosed with Dementia require detailed underpinning knowledge and a range of key skills if they are to meet the challenges they are likely to face. This 2 day workshop is designed to disseminate best practice in relation to working with individuals diagnosed with Dementia.



Staff who deal with clients, diagnosed with Dementia, in a health or social care setting.


This two-day workshop-based course has been designed to meet criteria outlined in the government’s National Dementia Strategy.  The course addresses the frequent carer dilemma of whether or not to intervene in incidents, and is relevant for any support worker or carer who regularly works within services catering to elderly individuals. 

Day 1 takes an in-depth, person-centred approach to examining the causes of behaviour in dementia, and designed to equip staff with the skills and insight to address possible causes – such as positive interaction, activities, environmental changes and checking for physical pain/discomfort.

Day 2 introduces staff to the latest, research-based physical intervention skills for preventing injury to the person themselves, and all other parties.  This comprises elements of Manual Handling, Disengagement, Safe Holding and Falls Prevention


  • Theories of Aggression
  • Behaviours associated with dementia
  • The significance of personality and past experience
  • Understanding difficult behaviours
  • Long-term memory and de-escalation
  • The role of the carer
  • Carer support
  • Duty of Care
  • Physical Intervention and Safety
  • Physical intervention and the Law
  • Care Planning and Risk Assessment


Formal presentation, group work, practical exercises and discussion.

Learner’s knowledge is evidenced by verbal or written questioning.

Contact us for more information and to discuss your needs: E: trainers@securicare.com or T: 01904 492442

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Product Type Classroom Training

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