A Highly Informative Workshop: As part of the Be Independent Home Care training and development policy we offer frequent in house training to our team of home carers. Our latest training was a Dementia Training Workshop and was delivered by Jennifer Peare of Care Matters. Care Matters is a training and practice development consultancy in social care with a special interest in the area of dementia. http://www.carematters.ie/

The training was attended by 12 of our carers and was extremely well received by all.

The dementia awareness seminar content included:

· Introduction to the principles of normal ageing and dementia

· Person centred care

· Dementia specific communication

· Distress reaction (behaviours that challenge)