Effective Management of Behavioural and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia Through Psychosocial Interventions

 Effective Management of Behavioural and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia Through Psychosocial Interventions
A full day workshop to gain an understanding of BPSD as form of communication which indicates an unmet need and how evidenced based psychosocial interventions may be used to manage behaviour that others find challenging in a person centred way without the need to resort to pharmalogical interventions.

Entry and Admissions

Ancillary Award:



Short Course / CPD

Study Mode:


Delivery Method:


Course Length:

Full day

Partner Colleges:

No Partner College



Start Date:

7th December 2017, 9.30am-4.00pm

Entry Requirements:


Course Content

Course Outline:
Who should attend?
  • Support Workers
  • Nurses
  • Care Assistants
  • Occupational Therapists

Max number of participants


Learning Environment & Assessment:

Academic Expertise

Facilitator - Jennifer Deighton

Jeni teaches across the pre-registration and post-registration nursing courses. Her specialist areas of interest are the mental and physical health needs of older people. Jeni has a particular interest in the care and treatment of people with Dementia and is passionate about improving older people’s access to dementia research.

Learning outcome & aims

By the end of the workshops participants will:
  • Understand BPDS is a form of communication
  • Understand benefits of psychosocial interventions
  • Understand how to work with people with dementia using evidence based psychosocial interventions
  • Understand how to use life story work to inform care planning

Industry links & professional accreditation

We have great links with employers including household names such as Sony, BAE Systems and Apple. We also have links with the smaller companies in the region and offer help and assistance to more than 1,000 of these – with many of our graduates staying in the region it is important we develop these relationships.

Work experience and international opportunities

At UCLan we work with a range of businesses and organisations, many of which provide work experience opportunities and project briefs to enable to you gain real work experience whilst you undertake your postgraduate programme. Your course tutor will advise on opportunities available within your course and the UCLan Careers Team can provide help, advice and guidance on how to apply for them and how to make the most of these opportunities.

Graduate Careers

The UCLan Careers Team offer ongoing supportive careers advice and guidance throughout your course and after graduation, along with a range of modules, work experience opportunities and events to help you acquire the skills to make you stand out to potential employers in today’s competitive market.


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Fees & Funding

You can contact the Student Fees and Funding Team via phone, email, or post. If you are on the campus you can call into The 'i', for advice.
Tel: +44 (0)1772 892440
Email: SFFTeam@uclan.ac.uk
Student Fees and Funding Team, Foster Building 117, UCLan, Preston, PR1 2HE

For 2018/19 fees please refer to our fees page.

How to Apply

Please book online at www.uclan.ac.uk/healthcpdworkshops. If you have any questions about the workshop please contact us: email healthcpd@uclan.ac.uk or call 01772 893808

About UCLan

Course Enquiries

University of Central Lancashire,
United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0)1772 892400

Email: cenquiries@uclan.ac.uk