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Intended audience group: All
Group 1: Unpaid carers*, paid carers, volunteers, people living with conditions and personal assistants of care when funding may be used from personal health budgets for continuous healthcare.
Group 2: Basic awareness for all front line staff in all adult health and social care environments, (residential, domiciliary, nursing and community), including volunteers, people living with conditions and personal assistants of care when funding may be used from personal health budgets for continuous healthcare.
Group 3: More in-depth learning for registered and unregistered front line staff in all adult health and social care environments (residential, domiciliary, nursing and community), including where relevant primary care. These courses are available to personal assistants of care where funding may be used from personal health budgets for continuous healthcare.
Group 4: Community Nurses, Advanced Health Practitioners, Practice Nurses and Registered Nurses in nursing homes (clinical registered staff).
Group 5: Registered managers, Line Managers, Team Leaders, those responsible for the learning and development of their staff.
Aims and Objectives
The world’s first dementia dictionary.
One of the biggest challenges for people that work or live with people who have dementia is the progressive change in communication that occurs throughout the stages of the disease. In most forms of dementia the ability to speak normally will be impaired and therefore the brain will find new ways to communicate via actions, noises, behaviours and body language, this is called the Language of Dementia.
The Dementia Dictionary “a freely available service” allows us to translate these into a recognised language. Working with a global network of Dementia Interpreters we will share experiences and ultimately help you to re-connect with the people that you support.
You can join the “Interpreter Forum” and be able to ask about any behaviour, action, body language or situation that you would like translated through the Dementia Interpreters forum. All questions will help us to develop the Dementia Dictionary further by understanding the Language of Dementia. Please note: your question will be entered into the dementia interpreters forum, discussed and this will mean that it may take time to be translated.
You too can become a Dementia Interpreter by either becoming a community or professional registered Dementia Interpreter.
Please keep revisiting the Dementia Dictionary to find out when we have a defined translation or sign up to our free monthly newsletter to receive useful information and guidance regarding dementia.
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