Enhancing Dementia Care: Training Opportunities for Clinicians in April

As healthcare professionals, our commitment to patient care extends beyond diagnosis and treatment; it involves a continuous pursuit of knowledge and skills that can enhance the well-being of our patients and their families. Recognizing the unique challenges presented by dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease, we are excited to offer two fully funded online training sessions in April, provided in partnership with Alzheimer Scotland. These sessions are specifically designed to support clinicians in delivering compassionate, effective care to patients with dementia.

Dementia Awareness Session

Date & Time: 18 April, 1pm - 2pm
Course Provider: Alzheimer Scotland
Delivery: Online

This session aims to equip clinicians with a foundational understanding of dementia, covering its various forms, underlying causes, and the impact it has on patients and their families. Alzheimer Scotland's expert facilitators will offer insights into the latest research and best practices in dementia care, providing you with the knowledge to enhance your clinical practice.

Carer's Education for Healthcare Professionals

Date & Time: 25 April, 9.30am - 1.30pm
Course Provider: Alzheimer Scotland
Delivery: Online

While the primary audience for the Carer's Education session is family carers, we believe clinicians can greatly benefit from understanding the perspectives and challenges faced by carers. This knowledge can improve communication, foster empathy, and enable clinicians to provide more holistic care. The session will cover practical caregiving strategies, stress management techniques for carers, and ways to support the daily living needs of individuals with dementia.

Why These Sessions Matter

Dementia care is a multifaceted challenge that requires a comprehensive approach, blending clinical expertise with understanding, empathy, and support for both patients and their families. By participating in these training sessions, clinicians can deepen their understanding of dementia, from diagnosis through the entire care continuum, enhancing their ability to make a positive impact on the lives of those affected by these conditions.

Register Now

To book your place for either (or both) of these sessions, please email Marta at m.chaba@unison.co.uk. Spaces are limited, so early registration is encouraged to ensure your participation.

Dementia poses complex challenges, but through ongoing education and empathy, we can improve the quality of care and life for patients and their families. These training opportunities are an excellent step toward that goal, offering clinicians valuable insights and tools to enhance their practice in dementia care. Join us in our commitment to making a difference in the lives of those affected by dementia.