From hospitals to housing associations: funding support for dementia services is crucial As it’s coming up to my two year anniversary of working alongside the Empowered Conversations team, I thought I’d take some time to explore the most interesting and surprising things I have discovered whilst learning more about dementia…. However geeky it might [...]
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There is a myth that once an individual gets dementia they don’t have anything of interest to say.… As it’s coming up to my two year anniversary of working alongside the Empowered Conversations team, I thought I’d take some time to explore the most interesting and surprising things I have discovered whilst learning more about dementia…. An attitude that I became more aware of through the Empowered Conversations workshops is the [...]
Communicating with a person with dementia can be daunting. But I feel more confident after putting a few simple techniques into practice… As it’s coming up to my two year anniversary of working alongside the Empowered Conversations team, I thought I’d take some time to explore the most interesting and surprising things I have [...]
The University of Worcester has been awarded a major grant from the National Lottery to support people and families living with dementia across the UK. The University’s Association for Dementia Studies has been awarded a £587,000 grant from the Big Lottery Fund, to develop its Meeting Centres Support Programme. Originating in the Netherlands, the ‘Meeting [...]
Our free dementia communications course for carers is coming to Sale in November. The Empowered Conversations course, takes a different approach to communication in dementia care that is designed to help people living with dementia and their carers to find ways to stay connected, handle emotional stress and navigate the day together. [...]
How clothing can turn into conversations with loved ones living with dementia. When caring for my mother in the later stages of her dementia, my sister and I instinctively knew that her appearance still mattered for her self-esteem, dignity and identity. She had always been a stylish and [...]
Being a good friend to someone affected by dementia International Friendship Day on 30th July celebrates the very best pals that stick with you through thick and thin. Maintaining a friendship when one of you is living with dementia – or caring for someone with dementia - can make even the most established friendships [...]
Small Actions, Big Impact from a Salford Social Enterprise this Dementia Action Week! More than 400 people across Greater Manchester – from family members to professional carers – have attended a training course to improve how they communicate with people with dementia. The Empowered Conversation communications training course – developed by [...]
Reviewing Communication Training for Carers of People living with Dementia Beliefs We believe that communication is central to relationships and this is the focus of Empowered Conversations workshops. We believe taking the time to reflect on the way we communicate can help us to stay connected to loved ones living with [...]