Sarah Lancaster, a Registered Manager at one of MacIntyre services in Milton Keynes, talks about her experience of supporting someone with a learning disability and dementia and the emotional impacts she faced with her staff team.
In the six-part series, Sarah takes us through central issues of understanding the emotional impact of a dementia diagnosis on the person, on staff, as well as on family, friends and other relationships and how staff can prepare for the future.
- Experience of supporting people with learning disabilities and dementia
- Emotional impact of dementia diagnosis on the person with a learning disability
- Impact of dementia diagnosis on staff and how to support them
- Helping staff to prepare for the future when supporting someone with dementia
- Impact of dementia on friends, flatmates and other relationships
- General advice for Registered Managers on supporting people with learning disabilities and dementia
- The final days