Feelings matter most

 Univeristy Accredited Programme 2011


In 2011 Dementia Care Matters brings 16 years of experience to provide a learning programme of 3 courses covering key areas crucial to dementia care: Core Skills, Leadership and Training. 



All 3 courses are recognised by University of Surrey and University of Brighton ReQ scheme

Recognising educational Quality (ReQ) Mark


Diploma Level: Person Centred Dementia Care

Skills in Dementia Care Matters model.


Mapped to the new Qualifications Credit Framework

Download QCF mapped documents   Level 2      Level 3


Duration – 13 days over one year                    Cost - £1,495 + VAT   (special offer 3 for 2)

Extensive manual comprising 12 modules of supporting tools authored by David Sheard (Dr).


Benefit from:

Exploring the ”Feelings Matter Most”™ approach to dementia care.

Shifting towards a positive culture of care.

Appraising your service against Dementia Care Matter’s steps.

Learning how to measure Quality of Life outcomes.

Applying a person centred philosophy towards staff teams.

Creating a foundation in relationship centred care.

Applying the skills within six practice based modules:

Learning the language of dementia,

Providing meaningful occupation – “The Butterfly Approach™”

Fostering well-being

Interpreting behaviours

Developing later stage dementia care

Responding to intimacy needs.



London Course starts with Unit 1 on 19 & 20 January 2012      UK courses    Details & booking form 

Dublin Course starts with Unit 1 on 23 & 24 November 2011    Dublin course  Details & booking form



Leadership Matters in Dementia Care  (BSc / MSc level)

Management implementation of Dementia Care Matter’s model.  


Duration – 5 days attended study plus 5 days self study.                Cost - £895 + VAT 

Copy of  “Achieving: Positive Outcomes in Dementia Care.” authored by David Sheard (Dr) 

& supporting documents


Benefit from:

Knowing how to implement as a leader the Diploma Level course in Person Centred Dementia Care.

Focussing on being an “attached” new culture leader.

Learning leadership skills on achieving culture change.

Sharing Dementia Care Matter’s expertise developing “Butterfly Services.™”

Implementing Dementia Care Matter’s 12 step model.

Learning Dementia Care Matters qualitative observational methodology.

Measuring your service against national indicators of quality.

Knowing how to achieve 36 Quality of Service / Quality of life Outcomes.

Developing yourself as an internal Consultant within your organisation.


Central London, Near Kings Cross

Part one : 25, 26 &  27  January 2012               Part two:  23 & 24 May      Details & booking form



Developing Dementia Care Training  (BSc / MSc level)


Training / Coaching Skills that really work.  


Duration – 8 days attended study plus 2 days self study.                Cost - £1,195 + VAT

Copy of “Growing: Training that works”, authored by David Sheard (Dr) & supporting documents.


Benefit from:

Growing personal skills development in being a trainer.

Knowing how to facilitate the adult learning cycle.

Designing a dementia care training workshop.

Receiving feedback on your training facilitation skills.

Shifting the focus from awareness training to direct service improvement.


Central London, Near Kings Cross


Part one:    2 & 3 February  2012             Part three:   21 & 22 June 

Part two:    29 & 30 March                      Part four:     26 & 27 July      Details & booking form 







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