Meeting the challenges of Parkinson's
A full day training course for staff in nursing and care
homes and home care agencies, including social services care
An excellent study day. My staff now appreciate how difficult it is to live with Parkinson's.
Residents have benefited enormously.
6 hours, including lunch and coffee breaks
Who the course is for
Nursing homes, care homes, domiciliary and home care agencies,
respite care organisations and local authority social services
Suitable for care staff, managers, nurses and ancillary
Course dates and locations
We will arrange a suitable day and time with you and deliver the
training solely for your staff at your organisation's venue.
Find out about education
and training in your area for details of your nearest education
and training officer.
Aims and learning outcomes
- To increase your knowledge and understanding of
- To better understand the needs of people living with and caring
for people with Parkinson's
- To identify challenges associated with the symptoms of
Parkinson's and the side effects of the medication
- To dispel myths surrounding Parkinson's
- To consider the resources available, including the role of
Parkinson's UK, to improve the quality of life of people with
Parkinson's and their carers
On completion of the course, participants will be able
- understand the key challenges of living with Parkinson's, such
as the challenges of mobility, communication, swallowing and the
importance of drug management
- consider strategies to address a range of challenges such as
communication, falls, swallowing problems, drug management and
mental health issues
- recognise the role of Parkinson's UK
- evaluate their own practice and care of people with
This is the total cost to your
organisation, not per person. This includes supporting literature
for each participant.
We have made a commitment to deliver education to health
and social care staff across the UK so our charges to external
agencies are very low.
This is a more in-depth version of our 3-hour course Understanding Parkinson's: a guide for care
staff. It allows much more time to address the communication,
cognitive and mental health challenges of Parkinson's.
The course consists of direct teaching, DVDs and interactive
workshops with case studies, plus a range of supporting literature,
including booklets and fact sheets.
Each participant will receive a certificate of
Arrange a course or discuss your requirements
Contact your nearest education and training officer: Education and training in your