Dementia webinar for health and social care staff (numerous dates available)

Monday 18th March 2024

Julian Hallett from the Downs Syndrome Association will be delivering a number of webinars in the new year to provide staff supporting adults who have Down's Syndrome to understand the importance of recognising the possible signs of the onset of dementia and the need to take a differential diagnosis approach. Is it, in fact, dementia or what other possible causes of changes in individuals’ functioning and wellbeing need to be considered?

You will then hear about the ‘philosophy of good care’ and learn practical strategies to ensure that individuals are well supported, and their changing care needs are addressed.

Webinar content:

  • Recent research overview
  • Differential diagnosis – is it actually dementia?
  • Providing effective support – philosophy of care for the person who has developed dementia
  • A family-carers story - supporting a loved one along their dementia journey
  • Sources of specialist support and information and overview of resources on ageing

After the webinar you should:

  • Be aware of the increased chance that adults with Down’s syndrome may develop dementia and that this can occur at an earlier age than the general population
  • Be able to recognise changes that may indicate onset and know more about the stages of dementia
  • Understand more about an assessment process that could lead to a timely diagnosis and also the importance of baseline assessments
  • Know what support is available from the Down's Syndrome Association and other organisations

Who should attend?

Health and social care staff supporting people with a learning disability

There are 2 webinar options:

  • The 90-minute webinar will provide a concise overview of the above topics
  • The half-day (2.5 hour) webinar will provide an opportunity for more in-depth discussion and to ask questions

Once your place has been booked, a link for joining the webinar will be sent to you.

Dates Available

90-minute webinars:

18th January 2024, 10am - 11:30am (Register here)

18th March 2024, 10am - 11:30am (Register here)

Half day webinars:

8th February 2024, 9:30am - 12:30pm (Register here)

4th March 2024, 1:30pm - 4:30pm (Register here)

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