Good training highlighted

Key features of effective dementia education for care staff are among the topics discussed in the World Alzheimer’s Report 2022, which comprises 119 essays across 24 chapters written by international experts.

Based on research by Leeds Beckett University, which looked at dementia training in 10 provider organisations, the report considers how training can be designed, delivered and implemented.

“Having staff with the knowledge and skills to deliver good dementia care is a priority and research has shown that education and training can help staff feel more confident about dementia care and improve their knowledge and skills, which can lead to better care,” said Professor Claire Surr from the university’s Centre for Dementia Research.

“Our research identifies the approaches to training design and delivery that lead to staff having the right knowledge, attitudes, and approaches to delivering dementia care and the best outcomes for people with dementia and their families.”