UNISON Northern Ireland

Dementia - Understanding Stress and Distress

Event Date: 
29 May 2019 - 10:00 to 16:00

UNISON Belfast

This training will help you to understand what we mean by stress and distress, identify the factors which can contribute to people with dementia feeling stressed or/and distressed and improve your skills in working with people who experience this.   It will cover understanding behaviour as a means of communication of needs & identifying those needs; the impact of changes in the brain and the environment on behaviour; recognise the social and emotional needs of people with dementia; Identify the triggers for distressed behaviour; developing strategies and interventions for distressed clients. The workshop supports the outcomes of the Dementia Learning & Development Framework.   It will be delivered by Dr Una Lynch from Sonrisa Solutions Ltd., qualified nurse, midwife and health visitor for over thirty years who has worked in academia, policy and practice.


Further sessions of this workshop will be run on 

Mon 17th June Coleraine  

Mon 21st Oct UNISON Derry

This course is eligible for backfill funding for attendees who work in domiciliary/home care, day care or supported living in the private and community/voluntary sector under the Training for the Domiciliary Care Workforce Project administered by NISCC.  You must get approval from your employer in advance.