Assessment and Management of Sleep

Date: 14th July 2020, 9.15am – 4.30pm

Venue: St Ann’s Hospice, Heald Green

Cost: £135. Lunch and parking provided

Places: 30

About the course:

The course will begin with an introduction to the science of sleep, how sleep changes with ageing and particularly in older age, and then go on to described the various types of insomnia, backed up by use of case examples; before introducing a range of assessment and treatment options.  The course aims to: raise awareness about sleep and sleeping problems in various client-groups with an especial focus on older people and those in a palliative care setting; inform participants about the various issues that accompany insomnia; and provide them with a range of skills including an introduction to assessment approaches and various treatment options that have proven efficacy.

Participants will then be able to recognise the presence and importance of sleep disturbances in their various clients, and also provide them with some initial strategies to manage their client’s sleeping problems more effectively – broadening their skill and knowledge-base, and leading to more effective therapeutic outcomes for their clients.  Discussion of the additional impacts of neurodegenerative disease and pain, and how best to manage these will also be included.

If you want to find out more please contact Abby Evans, Education and Project Support Officer, on aevans@sah.org.uk or 0161 498 3616.