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Ageing & learning difficulties

Ageing & Learning Difficulties


Who should attend:

Anyone working within a residential care and support setting.


Course benefits:

This course contains information for care and support workers who would like a greater understanding of the processes involved with ageing and learning difficulties.


Additional information:




All candidates who participate to the required level will receive a certificate of attendance from Essential Training.



How is Ageing defined?    



The 4 stages of Ageing



Combining effects of Ageing and Learning Difficulties



Rights and acts



Age, Health, Disease & Culture



How Ageing affects the body                

• Cardiovascular;

• Nervous system;

• Sensory system;

• Respiratory system;

• Musculoskeletal system;

• Skin;

• Urinary;

• Reproductive & Endocrine system;

• Digestive system & dietary requirements



Ageing & Exercise              

• Health and fitness benefits



Pressure Area Care



Dementia & Alzheimer’s                

Defining Dementia & Alzheimer’s;

• 3 Stages of Dementia;

• Caring for Dementia sufferers;

• Group activity



Healthy Ageing



Downs Syndrome



Older People with Learning Difficulties



Communication Issues                

• Poor Hearing;

• Visual Impairment;

• Communicating effectively.



Government Papers



GOLD (Growing Older with Learning Disabilities)



The Edinburgh Principles

For more details on this course or any other training please call 01271 830338 or use our contact form to request a call