Dementia: Issues and implications for social housing providers

Who is it for and what is it about?

The aim of this session is to introduce and discuss the nature of dementia, the various forms of it, and what the implications of this diagnosis are both for those living with it and also those caring for them.The course will also introduce the Chartered Institute of Housing’s Housing and Dementia Framework; and discuss how this can be used to guide social landlord’s response to meeting the needs of those both with dementia and those caring for them.

Course Content

  • Understand the various forms of dementia
  • Understand the prevalence of dementia within the population and the implications of this for social landlords
  • Understand what is considered to be the main symptoms of dementia and what these symptoms mean for the individual in terms of everyday living
  • Understand the main components of the Chartered Institute Of Housing Scotland’s Housing and Dementia Framework
  • Understand what social landlords can do to make their homes and communities a better experience for those living in them who are experiencing dementia or caring for someone with dementia

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this course, delegates will:

  • Have a better understanding of the nature of dementia; the impact it has on those diagnosed and those who care for them
  • Recognise the importance of home – how social landlords can help tenants with dementia live safely and comfortably at home
  • Be able to use the Housing and Dementia Framework to ensure your organisation is delivering the best possible service to those with dementia and those caring for them

Dates: 13th December

Time: 9:30am – 12:30pm

Trainer: Allan Johnston

Costs: Share Members £110.00/Non-Member £250.00

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