Dementia friendly dentistry
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Dementia friendly dentistry
Treating patients with dementia competently and confidently.
Friday 13 March 2020 | London
This one-day course will improve your awareness of dementia and your abaility to confidently deliver dementia-friendly dentistry.
Dementia is a growing concern among the UK population, with the number of sufferers forecast to increase to over 1 million by 2025*. Dementia had a wide range of implications for dental professionals including: patient identification, competence and referrals, communication, consent and capacity, history taking, treatment planning, care delivery and prescribing.
The programme explores the different types of dementia and considers how the priorities, treatment and practicalities of management change as the condition develops. How the practice environment and interaction with the dental team can help with the fear and anxiety experienced by patients with dementia will also be discussed.
Registration is from 09:30, presentations start at 10:00.
*Alzheimer's Society Dementia UK report published in 2014
- Understand dementia and how it affects a persons' behaviour
- The role of the general dental practitioner in dementia awareness
- Explore the issues regarding consent and the Mental Capacity Act
- Understand the importance of collaborative action and oral health risk assessment
- Planning treatment for the worn dentition
Stacey Parker, Associate Training, Alzheimer's Society
Stacey Parker has worked as a clinical psychologist in learning disability and autism services for over three decades, supporting vulnerable people across all age groups in NHS, social care and third sector settings. This includes children and young people's services, adult forensic community based services, community learning disability teams and services for adults with complex behaviour. In recent years she has also worked with adults with dementia.
Stacey joined the Alzheimer's Society in August 2017, bringing enthusiasm and commitment to delivering high quality person centred and values based training. She has developed bespoke training combining learning disabilities and understanding dementia.She is passionate about raising awareness, increasing knowledge and understanding, offering practical solutions to everyday challenges to genuinely making a difference.
The fee includes refreshments, lunch and all course documentation.
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5½ hours CPD
The training course meets the educational criteria set by the GDC for Verifiable CPD and is certified by the British Dental Association.
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