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Dementia Education and Development

The Association for Dementia Studies, led by Professor Dawn Brooker, provides a broad spectrum of development and education opportunities, ranging from short continuing professional development (CPD) sessions to 10 day courses, as well as providing modules here within the University. We are a multidisciplinary team that can provide teaching to a number of professional groups. We are currently providing education to care home staff, domiciliary workers, General Practitioners, hospital staff as well as many other health and social care professionals. Person centred care is at the heart of all of our education, which aims to equip attendees with the necessary knowledge and skills and empower them to use their personal leadership to affect changes to how they live and work.

We work from a position of evidence-based practice. We bring to all our workshops and courses the latest and most up-to date evidence from research and best practice. We work from an international perspective, drawing on an international evidence base.

For more information please see this brochure If you cannot find the information you are looking for, please use the contact us page to ask your question and someone will contact you.

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Masterclass series
During 2016/17 the Association for Dementia Studies will be running a series of whole day intensive masterclasses here at the University of Worcester. These are aimed at people working with people living with dementia who wish to further their expertise and practice to improve the care that they give.

University Academic courses
The University of Worcester offers a number of courses and modules with a dementia focus at different academic levels from Foundation Degree to Masters course and PhD study. 

Workshops
We offer a range of 4 – 6 day workshops. These workshops are taught here at the university.

Seminars
The Association for Dementia Studies offers a range of seminars, if you would like to be informed about future events, please subscribe to our mailing list.

Stand by me
This free elearning resource, which was developed by Association for Dementia Studies in collaboration with number of local and national partners, provides an understanding of how to support people with dementia by developing good communication and person-centred care in their own practice, within teams and within organisations

University credit for attending an ADS course (Negotiated Learning)
If you attend one of our courses through your employer, you may be able to complete some independent study and an assignment to gain university credits which can be used towards a degree or masters. This is known as Negotiated Learning and will be introduced to you near the start of your course so that you can consider whether you would like to do this.

The Hennell Award
This award, generously funded by June Hennell MBE in memory of her husband Brian, is open to everyone who has attended a course facilitated by ADS or who is studying for a Foundation Degree in Dementia Studies with us. For more information click here.

Higher Education for Dementia Network
The Association for Dementia Studies is an active member of the Higher Education for Dementia Network (HEDN), which is supported by Dementia UK.As part of its commitment to improve professional education in dementia care, HEDN has developed a Curriculum for Dementia Education (CDE). The curriculum is designed to guide Higher Education providers in the key areas for inclusion in courses related to dementia care, at both pre-registration and post-qualifying levels.

For more information

If you would like to discuss your training requirements or have any questions please contact us here or email us at: dementia@worc.ac.uk or telephone us on 01905 542531.


My team

Development Opportunities for my team

The Association for Dementia Studies team have a track record in providing consistently high quality education. As a multidisciplinary team from a wide variety of professions we are able to create an education package tailored to your team. This could be specialism or profession specific. These programmes can be delivered at a location that is convenient to your employees.

During the contracting process we will work with you to ensure that we understand the learning outcomes that you require from the package and the course will be developed to meet these outcomes.

We work from a position of evidence-based practice. We bring to all our workshops and courses the latest and most up-to-date evidence from research and best practice. We work from an international perspective, drawing on an international evidence base.

Additional information can be found in the Development Opportunities on the 'For my organisation' tab.

Examples of teams and communities of practice that we currently or have recently provided education for:

• General Practitioners

• Search and Rescue

For more information

If you would like to discuss your education requirements or have any questions please contact us at: dementia@worc.ac.uk or telephone us on 01905 542531.

 


My organisation

Development Opportunities for my organisation

The Association for Dementia Studies team, led by Professor Dawn Brooker, have a track record in providing consistently high quality education. As a multidisciplinary team from a wide variety of professions we are able to create an education package that meets the needs of your workforce. Education courses can be delivered at a location that is convenient to your employees.

During the contracting process we will work with you to ensure that we understand the learning outcomes that you require from the education, and the course will be developed to meet these outcomes.

We work from a position of evidence-based practice. We bring to all our workshops and courses the latest and most up-to-date evidence from research and best practice. We work from an international perspective, drawing on an international evidence base. 

We can provide you with evaluation of the improvements in confidence and knowledge of the staff who attend. We can also undertake an assessment of impact of the training on practice in your care setting by completing a more in-depth evaluation 

Depending on the length of the course, delegates have the opportunity to undertake a piece of independent study and be awarded university credit at level 6 (degree) or level 7 (masters), by completing the Negotiated Learning module or via the Acute or Community Course assignment. Additional information can be found on the development opportunities 'For me' tab.

As well as bespoke non-accredited education courses, the Association for Dementia Studies is able to work with partners to develop university accredited modules. For example, ADS has worked with Dementia UK to develop a university module for Admiral Nurses

For examples of how we have worked with a number of different providers, please see our case studies tab.       

Examples of bespoke courses that we currently have running can be found here:

Hennell Award

This award, generously funded by June Hennell MBE in memory of her husband Brian, is open to anyone who has attended a course facilitated by ADS or who is studying for a Foundation Degree in Dementia Studies with us. For more information click here.

Higher Education for Dementia Network (HEDN)

The Association for Dementia Studies is an active member of the Higher Education for Dementia Network (HEDN), which is supported by Dementia UK. As part of its commitment to improve professional education in dementia care, HEDN has developed a Curriculum for Dementia Education (CDE). The curriculum is designed to guide Higher Education providers in the key areas for inclusion in courses related to dementia care, at both pre-registration and post-qualifying levels.

For more information

If you would like to discuss your education requirements or have any questions please contact us at: dementia@worc.ac.uk or telephone us on 01905 542531.


Online resources

Online resources for you to deliver

Education developed by Association for Dementia Studies for your organisation to use

One of the fundamental principles of ADS is to build evidence-based practical ways of working with people living with dementia and their families that enables them to live well, one of the ways that we do this is in the production of education materials that you can deliver to staff within your own organisation.

Stand by Me

Stand by me is now an e-learning training resource, which can be completed by individuals. The original resource was created as a handbook and DVD which was used by a facilitator to deliver training to their staff. The e-learning resource can be used in this way and we do still have some copies of the original handbook available should you wish to buy a copy.

Home is Where the Heart is -Training for home care supporters for people living with dementia from diverse cultures

This education resource has been created by the Association for Dementia Studies at the University of Worcester to provide teaching materials to support the cultural competence training and education needs of the domiciliary care workforce. Using a mixture of presentations, video clips, case studies and activities the programme provides your staff with the opportunity to develop the knowledge and skills required to help people with dementia from diverse cultures to live well.


Case Studies

Case Studies

The Association for Dementia Studies works with organisations to ensure that the education and training that we provide is tailored to your needs. This may be bespoke education that we deliver for you at a venue of your choice, an academic programme where your staff come and experience education at the University of Worcester or a combination. For examples of how we have assisted health and care organisations and charities, please read the case studies below.