There are a range of ways in which you can enhance your skills and knowledge about dementia.
Dementia eLearning is offered by the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE). This can be accessed by anyone with an interest in dementia and is made up of seven modules, which are available on-line and so can be completed at any time to suit people, and are available free of charge.
Warwickshire County Council commission dementia awareness training for frontline workers to enhance their knowledge of dementia and also their skills. Further details will be added shortly.
How to help people with dementia: A guide for customer-facing staff is available to download or order from the Alzheimer’s Society.
Reading Well Books on Prescription helps people to understand and manage their health and wellbeing through recommended self-help books.
Reading Well Books on Prescription for Dementia is part of the national Books on Prescription service and is a collection of 25 recommended titles for people who have dementia, are caring for someone with dementia or want to find out more information. There are four categories; Information and Advice, Living Well with Dementia, Support for relatives and carers and Personal Stories.
Anyone can borrow the books, and they are available for GPs and health professionals to ‘prescribe’ or recommend.