Dementia Champion training

24 January, 2020

Earlier this week a group of Rustington Hall staff attended training to become Dementia Champions.

Mark Harrison, from Informed Dementia Care, put the staff through various scenarios so they could experience how it feels to be visually impaired, recovering with the after effects of a stroke, and challenging them with identifying the signs of dementia using sensory exercises, physical restrictions with movement, and exercises showing how dementia effects cognitive functions.  

The training was the first of many to come, staff feedback was very positive raised staff awareness of how this disease can affect a person.

The 1st picture shows a session with staff dressed up in the suits, weights around their arms and legs to have an idea how it feels after having a stroke and goggles that gave them an in site of having a visual impairment. 

The 2nd picture show the dementia champion badge that all our staff received when they completed the course.