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COURSE IN THE SPOTLIGHT - Dementia awareness
HOW AWARE ARE YOU AND / OUR YOUR EMPLOYEES OF DEMENTIA?
Leisure operators recognise their responsibility to make their services and facilities as accessible as possible for all members of the communities they serve. 
 
In the case of dementia, a non-physical and often hard to recognise condition, this begins with awareness amongst team members.
 
Steve Mann, Head of Healthy Communities at Places Leisure said, "As a social enterprise and community leisure operator we recognise our responsibility to make our facilities and services as accessible as possible for all members of our communities. In the case of dementia, a non-physical and often hard to recognise condition, this begins with awareness amongst team members."
 
"It is imperative that all of our leisure colleagues can recognise the signs that someone may be living with dementia, be able to communicate effectively with them, and understand how to provide an experience best suited to that individual.”
 
“This training has transformed the way Places Leisure operate, with the increased awareness enhancing our service and making the facilities that we manage on behalf of our local authority partners more accessible and enjoyable for people living with dementia as well as their carers".

ABOUT THIS COURSE:
Designed with the end user in mind: created with engaging content that encourages interaction whilst getting the key messages across
Delivery: optimised to work on all devices
Full online course: simply add to your existing LMS environment or let us build one for you
Approximate duration: 40 minutes across four easily accessible modules with a short quiz at the end and no time limit
Quality assured: written and audited by Alzheimer's Society
CIMPSA approved: with 1 CPD development point awarded



COURSE DETAILS:
This course has been developed in partnership with Alzheimer's Society, the experts in dementia, as part of a collaborative drive to create greater awareness of dementia. Exercise/leading an active lifestyle plays a vital role in helping to prevent dementia and in increasing the wellbeing of people living with the condition. This engaging course is designed to enable both individuals and leisure services teams to step inside the experience of people living with dementia and see the various aspects of the leisure environment, such as the pool and the gym, through their eyes. Learners will develop deeper empathy and gain practical tools they can use to enable people with dementia to continue to enjoy exercise.

LEARNING OUTCOMES:
- Examine attitudes towards dementia
- Understand common types of dementia and how these can affect people
- Understand how changes within the brain can impact on the leisure centre experience
- Recognise how changes to visual perception can affect the way people living with dementia see the leisure environment
- Be able to communicate effectively with customers with dementia.

If you would like to complete this course and / or offer this course to your employees then please get in touch for further details.
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