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The Dementia Dictionary: An Insight Into Innovative Dementia Training

26th February

26th February

Here at Wellbeing Care, we’re dedicated to delivering exceptional dementia services across our residential homes.



With this in mind, we’re delighted to announce that we’re now an official partner of The Dementia Dictionary, a revolutionary resource designed to understand and interpret how people living with dementia communicate.



We’re delighted to have the opportunity to undergo training, which will set us on the road to becoming professional dementia interpreters. This means that we’ll be able to help others recognise and understand the behaviours of people living with dementia.



What Does the Course Entail?

The ‘Dementia Interpreter’ course, delivered by Training2Care, works by placing people in the same situation as those living with dementia.



By slowly taking away their ability to speak, see, hear, and even use body language, participants are forced to find new ways to communicate.



In the process, participants can experience first-hand the isolation, frustration and anxiety often felt by those living with dementia, and they start to mirror the way they communicate without realising.



By being able to spend some time in their world, delegates complete the course with an increased understanding of the impact of dementia and a heightened sense of empathy for those affected.



How We’re Getting Involved

Daniella, our assistant manager at The Day Centre, is the first of our staff members to qualify as a Dementia Interpreter. She’s also qualified to train others!



This means she’ll be able to deliver the dementia training course to the rest of the staff across our sites, enabling each of our care homes to deliver an equal level of outstanding dementia care.



Daniella recently spoke to the press of her excitement about the course: “Training as a Dementia Interpreter was an eye-opening experience. I’ve developed a much deeper understanding of how those living with dementia must feel, and I look forward to sharing my knowledge with the rest of the team so that our services can continue to improve the lives of those in our care.”



What is The Dementia Dictionary?

The Dementia Dictionary is an online platform that’s been developed to serve families dealing with dementia. At Wellbeing Care, we’re thrilled to be involved in such a revolutionary resource!



The Dementia Dictionary is a place where people can reference behaviours, actions, noises and body language that have been translated into our language.



Built and maintained by the whole Dementia Interpreter network, the dictionary will be continuously developed with new descriptions of behaviours, which will help its users accurately translate them into the new language.



The Dementia Interpreters will also maintain a networking platform, offering real-time advice and support to those that need it.



Our homes, The Dell in Lowestoft, St. George’s in Beccles and Meadow View in Irchester, offer the ideal setting for those living with dementia. We have created a real home-from-home environment that’s welcoming and comfortable, where we offer care of the highest standard, with tailored care plans to suit each individual.



If you’d like to find out more about how our dementia training could help you or your loved one, please don’t hesitate to contact a member of our team.



Alternatively, to find out more about the Dementia Dictionary, simply visit the website.

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