Critical Points For The Training Of Trainers . . .

When we look at careers as a whole, it is in fact very difficult these days to pin point something that you can say “my son/daughter wants to be . . . . nurse, doctor, fireman ” .   Every job seems to have a thousand additional strands to it.  Take being a carer.  There are a huge number of roles within that title and they all need some pretty specific training if the actual job is to be delivered.   Training the trainers to deliver courses in Dementia Care is one classic example.   Courses are designed to give candidates necessary the subject knowledge and the teaching craft skills to help their carer delegates to know what is dementia, how to recognise the different types of the disease.  Dealing with relatives and supporting the individual without any is imperative so being able to teach the communications skills needed in this challenging environment.    Being able to come to terms with the rapidly changing behaviour of patients is another vital element in the teaching of carers in the world of dementia.