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DCM™ is an observational tool developed by the Bradford Dementia Group, designed to evaluate the quality of care from the perspective of the person living with dementia. It is used in care settings such as day care services, hospitals and nursing homes. Based on the philosophy of Person-Centred Care, DCM™ promotes a holistic care approach which upholds the personhood of the person with dementia. The information gathered from DCM™ is used to develop individualized care plans to bring about changes which enhance the wellbeing of persons with dementia.

To provide participants with:

  • Knowledge of person-centred dementia care and its application in practice in the care setting in which you work.

  • The ability to use DCM™ to assess and make recommendations for the realisation of person-centred dementia care in the care setting in which you work.

By the end of this course participants will be able to:

  1. Describe the psychological needs of people with dementia, and ways to meet them.

  1. Use the four phases of a DCM™ practice development cycle: briefing, observation, feedback and action planning to realise person-centred care.

  1. Brief colleagues on the purpose and conduct of DCM™ practice development cycles in your place of work.

  1. Use observational skills to accurately apply the DCM™ (quantitative) coding frames and to gather field notes (qualitative data).

  1. Discuss the DCM™ verbal and written feedback process, appraise the challenges that may raise and identify ways to overcome them.

  1. Engage in collaborative action planning with care staff.

Course Content

  • Theory and DCM™ Coding

  • Application of learning

  • Analyse data and data interpretation

  • Report results and how to apply the learning

Who Should Attend

Health and Social Care Practitioners who have an interest in evaluating and transforming the quality of care for persons with living with dementia in formal care settings.

Competency Mapping (DCCF)

  • Person Centred Care
  • Interacting with Persons with Dementia
  • Minimise the Impact of Behaviour of Concern
  • Enriching Lives

Each participant will be required to conduct a 3hr co-mapping session course break between Day 2 and Day 3.


Ms Carol Fusek currently is a member of Dementia Singapore (DSG) supporting Dementia Care Mapping (DCM) and Person Centred Care (PCC) training. Since 2002, Carol has pursued her community-focused interests and has been certified by the University of Bradford, United Kingdom, in the DCM method. In 2004, she earned an advanced mapping certification and evaluator status. In 2013, Carol earned her certification as a DCM trainer. Carol has a strong background in delivering executive coaching and consulting services to corporate and not for profit clients across the Asia-Pacific region where she has lived and worked since 1991. Prior to this, she was Associate Director, Customer Service & Logistics Asia, Procter & Gamble, where during her 26-year career she held various leadership roles.

Carol is a native of California in the US and a graduate of the University of California, Davis, where she earned two Bachelor’s degrees. She is a Coach U Core Essentials Graduate, a certified NLP Master Practitioner and coach, a member of the International Coaching Federation (ICF); and certified in the application of the latest neuroscience to succeed in collaboration, decision making, and leading change.

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Dementia Care Mapping (DCM™) For Realising Person-Centred Care (Intermediate) - 2022

By Dorine Lee


$ 1890.00

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