The simulation approach aims to facilitate staff to consider experiences from the point of view of a person living with dementia. These resources can be adapted to be relevant in different settings, and have been designed using low key simulation scenarios, with the opportunity to be adjusted to suit the level of resources available.
These resources address three of the 14 learning outcomes for tier 2 training including risk reduction and prevention, person-centred care and communication as outlined in the Dementia Core Skills Education and Training Framework.
The resources are designed to be used by experienced trainers, and include a train the trainer element to support sustainability of learning within organisations.
The resource package has been quality assured using the hallmarks of good dementia training identified by the ‘‘What Works’ research study led by Leeds Beckett University.