If you work with Dementia patients...

(13 Posts)
bagofmangopulp Mon 14-Dec-20 21:17:09

...what is your job role?

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drinkingwineoutofamug Mon 14-Dec-20 21:24:50

Nursing associate

bagofmangopulp Mon 14-Dec-20 21:30:38

drinkingwineoutofamug

Nursing associate

Thanks drinking, am I right in thinking this is something you train to do as you work?

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drinkingwineoutofamug Mon 14-Dec-20 22:50:39

Yes. 2 year apprenticeship

oldmums Mon 14-Dec-20 22:55:59

Activity Coordinator

Dee03 Mon 14-Dec-20 23:00:50

Carer in a care home

NoMeatIsHumane Mon 14-Dec-20 23:03:14

Carer, nights.

bagofmangopulp Mon 14-Dec-20 23:24:51

Thanks all, I'm really eager to work with people with Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia but I haven't the foggiest about where to start!

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TheUnquestionedAnswer Mon 14-Dec-20 23:54:54

Love to you all. My mum is in a dementia home, and I honestly don't know where we would be without the love of the carers x

june2007 Tue 15-Dec-20 00:06:30

I have been a carere in a care home. My qualification is actually child orientted but a lot of sckills are transeferable and I had worked with adults with learning disabilities.

bagofmangopulp Wed 16-Dec-20 00:05:38

Thanks for all of the advice everybody

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drinkingwineoutofamug Wed 16-Dec-20 05:59:38

If you want to work with dementia, plenty of jobs in care, also if there's a hospital near you , join the nurse bank .
Contact age concern or think it maybe dementia friends. Offer to be a pen pal with someone with dementia.
Find a local day centre, some are back up running and volunteer.
A lot of hospitals now are taking back on the voluntary workers as well.
Google is your friend for services near to you.

Restlessinthenorth Wed 16-Dec-20 06:03:08

You should train as a mental health nurse. Dementia is a big part of this. It's a great time to do it, depending on your circumstances, as we currently have bursaries available for student mental health nurses

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