Second Wind Dreams® is proud to join our UK partner, Training2Care Group, as we prepare to launch the exclusive Dementia Interpreters Excellence pathway created by CEO Glenn Knight.
Stay tuned for registration details.
The Dementia Interpreter course is designed to enable participants to better understand people living with dementia and recognize that their behaviors are often a way of communicating.
Becoming a Dementia Interpreter is a 5-stage qualification process beginning with experiential training. You will be recognized for each achievement level after completion. Once you have become a fully qualified, level 5 Interpreter, you will have met and developed your skills to the highest standards, however, this is a lifelong commitment, and you will have to continually increase knowledge to support everyone.
The Five Stages of Achievement: (Please click on each level to see requirements)
You will attend and pass the Dementia Interpreters course that will give you the first understanding of what is expected to be a registered Dementia Interpreter. This is an experiential course where participants will have their abilities such as sight and hearing, removed to best understand what it is like for a person with dementia. By achieving this level, you will become a level 1 registered Dementia Interpreter and will have your profile added to the world’s first Dementia Dictionary web site.
To become a level 2 Dementia Interpreter you must create your profile on the Dementia Dictionary website and experience the Virtual Dementia Tour® (as determined in your area). You will be able to upload a copy of your certificate, be recognized as level 2, and receive the coveted ‘Dementia Interpreter’ and ‘Virtual Dementia Tour’ badges.
Once you have achieved level 2 status, you will be included in the Dementia Dictionary forum. In this forum, you will be expected to visit regularly and upload different behaviors that you have witnessed from a person with dementia. All level 2 and above Interpreters will add to the forum so that we continually grow the Dementia Dictionary together. Level 3 Interpreters will then be able to comment on what we feel the person is trying to communicate and then using a voting system, you will be able to decide which communication meaning is loaded to the Dictionary. To achieve level 3 status, you will be expected to have supported the Dictionary to a panel of dementia professional’s satisfaction.
You are now at the stage where you will be achieving great results within dementia communication and with this responsibility, we will ask that you decide on, research, and write about a negative or positive behavior or situation. Part of this research will be how to resolve issues and turn any negative behavior into a positive to help the wider dementia community. You will also write content for the Dementia Dictionary information pages and promote the services that are recognized throughout the Dictionary. Your research will be published to the Dementia Dictionary and you will receive the deserved recognition from professionals and people it helps.
To become a level 5 Dementia Interpreter you will have completed all the above, as well as your annual online update via webinar. The goal of the Dementia Interpreter and Dementia Dictionary, is to provide evidence that we are committed to improving standards of care and knowledge. A level 5 Interpreter will also be expected to support other Dementia Interpreters at lower levels to achieve their promotion to a higher level. Level 5 Dementia Interpreters will receive the recognition that they deserve across the Dementia Dictionary. With this being a worldwide service, we believe that you can achieve the highest recognition from your peers and be a part of something that will change dementia care forever. Great for your CV, fantastic for people in your community, amazing for the people who have dementia, and needed for the families that are in desperate need of your help.
To become a Dementia Interpreter, you will achieve an increased understanding of people with dementia. And you will research and share new methods and best practices for better communication. As a level 5 Dementia Interpreter, you will be recognized and credited as a dementia expert who helped build the content of the Dementia Dictionary. This collaborated portal will change lives across the world and will result in increased empathic person-centered dementia care.
About the Creator
Glenn Knight is the CEO of Training 2 CARE group who are one of the largest care specific training providers in England. Glenn’s team deliver over 160 different types of courses and are proud to be the UK partners of Second Wind Dreams to deliver the inspirational Virtual Dementia Tour®.
Glenn comments, “The increase in the worldwide population of people who have dementia is challenging and we need to ensure that the dementia landscape remains open to change, is innovative, and embeds the best continually developed training available. The Dementia Interpreters pathway to excellent care will build the first truly worldwide community of dementia professionals that will continually learn and adapt to industry challenges by increasing understanding of communication and learning ‘the Language of Dementia’. My organization is passionate about giving a voice to people who have dementia but also the staff who work to improve lives but are rarely given the opportunity to make changes. The Dementia Interpreters course and the Dementia Dictionary will drive change and help families, care staff, communities, and care providers reconnect to improve lives."
Glenn is committed to life adjusting experiences and will continue to improve understanding by using evidenced based training. This will then help the millions of people who are diagnosed with dementia each year to live the final part of their lives with dignity, respect, inclusion and ensure that their voice will always be heard.
Dementia Interpreter is a copywritten training course owned exclusively by: Training 2 CARE Group, Field House, Earls Colne, Essex, CO62NS. Web:www.training2care.co.uk
Second Wind Dreams is a 501c3 Nonprofit Organization.