Education in Dementia and Ageing
Growing the Schools offering in dementia and ageing related education and teaching activities.
At the Institute for Dementia and Ageing we offer bespoke education to organisations with staff providing support to people living with dementia. Our collective expertise and experience allows us to offer education across a range of Ageing related areas include Healthy Ageing, Frailty and Dementia. We have delivered education and training to staff who work in hospitals, care homes and in the community. Do get in touch if you have a staff development need and we will work with you to see how we can help.
Our Continuous Professional Development (CPD) offerings span the topics of Dementia, Ageing and Frailty and we pride ourselves in being able to offer bespoke courses tailored to individual organisations.
We can also offer the National Alzheimer Society Dementia Friends training as several of our team are Dementia Champions. We can offer this off site, or you can join the regular training sessions we run at the University.
Back in 2019, the nursing team piloted the delivery of the Dementia Friends sessions to large groups of students. 250 first year under-graduate nursing students recently attended the Dementia Friends sessions delivered by Dr Natalie Yates-Bolton and Katie Davis. 200 of these students made written commitments to undertake dementia friendly actions as part of becoming a dementia friend. Dementia Friends sessions have been delivered to groups of between 15 and 30 people previously; the level of engagement in the dementia friends learning activities was just as positive in these lecturer theatre size groups and we will be repeating this approach to delivery at the start of the new academic year.
The School of Health and Society has hosted two intensive programmes for nurse, pharmacy and dentistry educators from Thailand. As part of their programme on approaches to reflective learning, the value of reflecting on the stories of service users and carers was included. As part of this aspect of the programme the delegates learnt about the valuable involvement of people living with dementia and their carers in the work of the Salford Institute for Dementia. The delegates visited the Dementia hub in the Allerton building and reflected on how they could implement aspects of this facility in their organisations in Thailand.