Empowered Conversations at Home

The course uses discussions, group work, real life examples and sharing stories to explore, reflect and learn as a group. We get people to think about Tuning In to the person living with dementia and think about what’s happening for the person right now.

The course covers the following:

  • What does it feel like to talk to someone with dementia and what might it feel like for a person living with dementia talking to us?

  • What gets in the way of you having the conversation that you want to have?

  • Simple to use tips to start conversations. What gets in the way of us really listening?

  • What’s said without words?

  • What have we learnt, what have we changed and what can we celebrate?

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An Empowered conversation is one that opens up a space for the type of engagement which a person with dementia may want and be desperately craving for.

It is an attempt to reach out and connect with the individual giving an open invitation to respond.

And accepting the response in whatever form it comes, on its own terms for what it is, a medium of expression for a person’s wishes and intentions, a commentary upon the state of our relationship.

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Six Degrees has received funding from the Big Lottery to run free courses for family carers of people with dementia across Greater Manchester. Want to find out more or book on a course near to you?