Taking care of a dementia patient can be complex as it requires skill, dedication and determination. The Dementia India report 2010 has estimated that over 3.7 million people are affected by dementia in India. This is expected to double by 2030.
THE NEED: The prevalence of dementia also increases with age. By the age of 65 years, the ratio of people affected is 1 in 20 increasing to 1 in 5 by the age of 85 years.
As a result, clinical / medical care services are likely to spend more time caring for people with dementia, many with complex needs. But with a better understanding of treatment and care, there is more scope to make real improvements in the quality of life for people who are affected. One of the important components of dementia services is training.
WHAT WE DO: NMT Training Department provides high quality training about dementia care and other aspects of old age mental health for the following category of people:
> Health and social care professionals
> Care home managers and their care staff
> Family members
Our training is combination of theory and hands-on work. The Nightingales Centre for Ageing & Alzheimer’s serves as a practical platform for better understanding of dementia, challenging behaviours and management.