Living Well or Living Better

City University London
En Islington (Inglaterra)

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  • Short course
  • Islington (Inglaterra)
  • Cuándo:
    Septiembre 2017

We all place a high value on our uniqueness as individuals and our independence. We take it as a human right that we should have voice, choice and control over the things that matter in our lives, not only privately and socially, but also within the community. When someone is living with dementia, maintaining their identity this is not necessarily easy, especially when vocabulary and reasoning is increasingly impaired and feelings become more acute and more important.The course addresses the key issues in enabling the person to live well with dementia through the journey and through interactive exercises, games, discussion – and some fun – the learner will consider the needs of the person living with dementia and explore strategies and techniques to enable them to live better. Course Information Start DateStart TimeDurationCostCourse CodeApply Date tbc 10:00 Full day £180.00 CS6040 Register Interest Tutor Info Sarah Reed is a dementia communication specialist with fifteen years’ experience as a result of her mother’s experience of Alzheimer’s disease. She created Many Happy Returns Chatterbox cards, to promote better connection with people with dementia, through reminiscence. Her interactive REAL communication workshops were translated to an online learning tool for Norfolk & Suffolk Dementia Alliance, receiving the Gold Award in the 2014 Learning Awards. She works with the core team at My Home Life England, which promotes quality of life in care homes; for the Care Quality Commission both as an Expert by Experience and as a member of the Co-production advisory group. Eligibility Qualified healthcare professionals, support and care staff and healthcare assistants in NHS Trusts, GP surgeries, private hospitals and care homes.

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Northampton Square, EC1V 0HB , London, Inglaterra
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¿Qué aprendés en este curso?

Quality Training
Communication Training


What will I learn?

Confusion, memory loss and perceptual distortions are the daily experience of a person living with dementia and these factors can seriously impede a person’s way of life. Staff will explore strategies to:

  • support the person with dementia to remain as independent as possible in their daily living needs along the journey of dementia as their cognitive abilities decline
  • encourage a sense of purpose in meaningful activities and a sense of achievement when accomplished
  • practically adapt the home environment
  • promote and encourage physical and mental activity
  • address a person’s sexual and spiritual needs
  • better acknowledge a person’s thoughts and feelings