The Dementia Training Company
Tim Forester Morgan and Sarah Mould created the Dementia Training Company in 2011. With over forty years' experience of working in dementia between us, we believe that we have the knowledge and ability to make a positive difference to the lives of individuals with dementia, by raising awareness of their experiences and providing bespoke learning and development opportunities for those who support them.
We deliver learning and development activities in a warm, friendly yet professional manner which celebrates the individuality of the learners. By using a learner-centred approach we ensure that the diverse needs of every learner are met in order to reflect their individual experiences and areas of expertise.
We offer a wide range of courses designed to equip care staff of all levels and disciplines with the skills they need to enable individuals with dementia to live well. All our courses are mapped to the Skills for Care Qualifications and Credit Framework Dementia Pathway. We are able to offer Accredited QCF Dementia Pathway Awards and Certificates.
We also offer consultation services. For details please see our consultation page.
DTC on Awaaz Radio!
DTC are very happy to have been invited back to Awaaz Radio in Southampton, South Hampshire's biggest multi-language Community Radio Station. We're presenting the 1st of 4 dementia awareness programmes for the BAME communities across the Southampton area.
The one hour programme starts at 1pm and is as follows:
Tune in on 99.8FM or catch the programme on Awaaz Facebook page.
On today’s programme we were joined in the studio by Dr Roxana Carare (Professor of Clinical Neuroanatomy, Faculty of Medicine, University of Southampton), Dr Satoshi Saito (from the National Cerebral and Cardiovascular Center, Department of Regenerative Medicine and Tissue Engineering, Osaka, Japan) and Dr Naho Saito (A psychiatrist based at the Kyoto University Hospital, Kyoto, Japan), who provided important insights into their phenomenally exciting research.
In addition, we were very fortunate to have astonishing phone-in contributions from Naaheed Mukadam, a senior Research Fellow, UCL (Division of Psychiatry) and Ripaljeet Kaur a specialist BME Dementia Worker, Touchstone Leeds.
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Finding a Good Dementia Care Home: A guide for you and your loved one
Finding a Care Home for someone that you love and who has dementia can be one of the most difficult things you will ever have to do.
Not everyone who lives with dementia will need to move into a Care Home. But for those who need the level of care, support and safety they provide; moving into a Care Home is a life changing experience for everyone involved.
This is why we have written this guide. As a group of professionals and family carers we have personal experience of caring for someone we love with dementia and finding a Care Home for them. Our experiences are all unique but we have one experience we share…none of us felt that we had the support, information and knowledge we needed to help us find a good Care Home at the time.
We have pooled our knowledge, thoughts and ‘benefit of hindsight’ to put this guide together and maybe fill in some of the gaps you need to help you find a good Care Home.
Click here to go to our 'Finding a Good Dementia Care Home' page where you will find the guide.
Available to watch on YouTube
"Alas Bell & Mould - A Training Resource for those supporting individuals with dementia"
This training resource has been created by Jeni Bell and Sarah Mould as a tool for enabling those who support individuals with dementia, in any care setting, to reflect on how they are using Life History work to truly be person centred in their practice.
Watch the three minute clip below, also available on YouTube.
Please contact us for more information.
Looking Forward in 2019
This is often the time of year when many of us reflect on the past and look forward, with hope (hopefully) to the future.
For those of us who have experience of dementia: professionally, personally or both, we share the belief that people affected by dementia can live well. We also share the knowledge that this can only be achieved through raising awareness of the experience of dementia throughout our society, by actively including all those affected by dementia as valued members of our families and communities and by constantly striving to implement truly person centred approaches to care and support.
Many of us will also acknowledge that we still have a way to go in eliminating the stigma and discrimination those affected by dementia continue to experience and ensuring that equitable, responsive and well resourced assessment, diagnostic and care and support services are available to all.
No doubt this year we will see all sorts of interesting headlines in our media about 'the latest cure for Alzheimers' or 'what to eat/not to eat to stave off dementia'....... if any new information grabs your attention may we direct you to the Alzheimers Research page which lists current and recently completed research in the categories of 'Searching for a Cure', 'Improving care and diagnosis', 'Preventing dementia' and 'Understanding the causes.' (www.alzheimers.org.uk/research/our-research/research-projects/current-projects) as the information here may be more helpful.
Lets have a look at the new NHS 10 Year Plan announced by Teresa May. Interestingly, although 'Dementia and Alzheimers Disease' is the highest cause of death for the second year running in the UK, little mention seems to have been made of this so far..... (www.ons.gov.uk/peoplepopulationandcommunity/birthsdeathsandmarriages/deaths/bulletins/)
And...who knows...maybe the Social Care Green Paper might not be delayed too much longer......
This year, we may or may not be able to influence the big decision makers in terms of continuing to strive for better understanding and support for those affected by dementia. But what we can all do, is think about what we as individuals can do. What is it within our gift to do TODAY which may be really appreciated by someone affected by dementia. A smile, an offer of help, or just asking someone 'how are you?' could make all the difference to a person with dementia or a family member or professional working with people with dementia.
Dementia Action Week this year will be 20th - 26th May. Keep an eye out for events happening locally which you could get involved in. The Southampton Dementia Festival will be on 25th May.
We'll keep you posted.