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Specialist Dementia Training

Specialist Dementia Training provides unaccredited dementia training to nursing homes and domicillary care services. The training is based on almost a decade of experience of working with, and education in, dementia in various roles including that of an Admiral Nurse, and Deputy Manager of a nursing home. Amy is an RMN who tailored a BSc in Clinical Psychology towards dementia, and has undertaken modules in an MSc in Advanced Dementia Healthcare with Kings College London.

21 September 2015
East Midlands
Local Authorities, Medical
Local Alliances:
Northamptonshire Dementia Action Alliance

1. Action Plan

1. The National Dementia Declaration lists seven outcomes that the DAA are seeking to achieve for people with dementia and their carers. How would you describe your organisation’s role in delivering better outcomes for people with dementia and their carers?

I worked in the private sector for many years. I underwent various dementia training. I also worked as a facilitator of Bupa's Person First Dementia Second training package. This training was incredibly good. However, since leaving and working in other areas I realise that there is a distinct lack of good training, or a distinct lack of training in many nursing homes for staff who work with people living with dementia.

I intend to provide training to nursing home and domicillary care staff across the Country. It is important that staff are trained to a good standard, particularly with regards to understanding dementia and person centred care.

2. What are the challenges to delivering these outcomes from the perspective of your organisation?

Companies may not want to pay for the training.

The training is unaccredited which may be seen as a barrier, despite a wealth of experience and knowledge.


2. Actions

  • Specialist Dementia Training

    To provide person centred dementia care training to nursing homes and domicillary care staff

    Being implemented
  • Behaviour that challenges course

    To provide staff training on the topic of behaviour that challenges.

    Being implemented
  • Younger people with dementia

    To provide staff training for younger people with dementia

    Being implemented
  • Brain and behaviour

    Staff training on 'dementia and its effects on behaviour'

    Being implemented