Responding to stress and distress




Programme summary

Dementia is one of the most important issues staff face. Increased stress often leads to distressed behaviour in people living with dementia. Understanding behaviour as a means of communicating a need is vital in person centred supported for people living with dementia. This one day interactive learning event, built on the Newcastle Model of Unmet Needs, will help you increase your knowledge, skills and confidence to support people with dementia in a more compassionate, understanding and professional way.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Understanding how changes in the brain impact on behaciour and communication 
  • An introduction to understanding behaviour as a means of communication and of needs identifiying those needs
  • Identifying potential triggers for stress and distress
  • Developing strategies and interventions for distressed clients

Delegates will receive a copy of our Behaviour Study guide

View forthcoming training dates. 

Who is this programme for

  • Nursing staff
  • Care staff
  • Social care staff
  • Domiciliary and home care staff
  • Housing staff
  • Allied health professionals
  • NHS staff
  • Local authority staff
  • Voluntary sector staff
  • Third sector staff

Further details

Following attendance at this one day interactive workshop, participants will be able to :

  • • Understand behaviour as a means of communication of needs & identifying those needs

  • • Understand 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 

  • • Continue their learning by using the study guide provided to improve care in your own workplace

A similar workshop can also be offered as a bespoke learning programme at a location of your choice.

The full programme details are coming soon

Forthcoming events

We don't have any events for this programme currently, but please check again soon.

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