A recent investigation has found that one in three homecare workers have no dementia training. In a study conducted with Unison, Skills for Care and Freedom information and a survey completed by 1,220 people affected by dementia they found startling information. In addition to the 33% of the workforce not receiving any training, the workers who do receive training, are doing so through unaccredited methods. Lack of proper training is leading to a lot of stress for both person diagnosed with dementia and for their loved ones. Some of the impacts of the poor training are not providing the patient with proper food or water, not giving baths or medications, and not treating infections in a timely manner. The Alzheimer’s society has created a petition for the public to sign to make sure that homeworkers get the proper training and transform the current state of dementia care.

Key Points:

  • 1Sadly, there are not a lot of home care providers out there that are trained well when it comes to dementia.
  • 2There seem to be way more people out there with dementia than there are home care providers that are trained to help with that
  • 3There are a lot of sad failures when it comes to this, lack of providing things like water and other needs to people with dementia

An Alzheimer’s Society investigation has exposed a vicious cycle where a lack of dementia training for homecare workers results in intolerable stress for people with dementia, families and carers – and for the homecare workers themselves.

Read the full article at: https://www.alzheimers.org.uk/site/scripts/news_article.php?newsID=2694&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+org%2FdNPt+%28Alzheimer%27s+Society+%27Latest+News%27%29

Nicole Scheidl

As one of the founders and creative minds behind Fit Minds Inc., Nicole has been creating cognitive stimulation therapy programming since 2010. An experienced curriculum developer, teacher and coach, she brings a wealth of experience to creating and teaching the Fit Minds Program.

Nicole has trained hundreds of professional and family caregivers who have touched the lives of thousands of individuals living with a cognitive impairment. Nicole also holds a law degree from Osgoode Hall Law School, a Master’s in Law from Queen’s University specializing in Negotiations and is a Certified Professional Consultant on Aging.

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