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Salford dementia services join forces


Salford dementia services join forces to increase online support during lockdown! More people than ever are being supported by Salford dementia services during the COVID19 health crisis – thanks to new online sessions – from virtual meet ups to quizzes, sofa sing-a-longs and a disco. Our Dementia Support Services team have joined forces with Empowered [...]

Salford dementia services join forces2020-05-14T14:29:06+00:00

Empowered Conversations hosts: A Conversation with ….


Empowered Conversations brings you 7 weeks of interactive talks from nationally recognised experts.   It is more important than ever that practitioners, academics and people with lived experience feel supported and informed to enable people living with dementia to continue to live the life they want for longer. So the Empowered Conversations are launching the [...]

Empowered Conversations hosts: A Conversation with ….2020-05-22T16:33:58+00:00

Top tips on working well from home during COVID19 lockdown


We have all be put into a situation that we have not planned for that has turned our routines upside down, many juggling working from home with caring for children, or parents or a partner with dementia.  Here Rachel, from the Empowered Conversations team, who is very much used to using Zoom in her role [...]

Top tips on working well from home during COVID19 lockdown2020-04-23T16:33:24+00:00

Our guidance on how to deal with bereavement and grief


During these challenging and changing times due to the COVID-19 pandemic we are facing fear of the unknown and a tragic loss of life, under very difficult circumstances. For most of us, bereavement will be the most distressing experience we will ever face. Grief is what we feel when somebody we are close to dies. [...]

Our guidance on how to deal with bereavement and grief2020-04-23T16:25:25+00:00

Our Response to Coronavirus


Coronavirus brings about new sessions to support carers and people with dementia in Salford. The Empowered Conversations team have set up weekly video chats and singing sessions for people with dementia and carers in Salford. Living with dementia can bring challenges for an individual and for carers, so being forced to stay at home for [...]

Our Response to Coronavirus2020-04-02T13:24:17+00:00

Top Tips from our Empowered Carers experiencing isolation


  Coronavirus (COVID – 19) will impact on all of our lives.  Turn the telly on and we are bombarded with images of other countries in lock down, daily updates on those with the virus and those who have died from it.  In the UK those over 70 years old, or with under-lying health conditions [...]

Top Tips from our Empowered Carers experiencing isolation2020-03-18T12:48:57+00:00

Conference Postponed


Relationships and Communication in Dementia Conference Postponed   We're actively managing the evolving impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, with the safety and wellbeing of our colleagues and communities being our main priority. Following guidance from international and local health organisations, as well as our own safety and security procedures, we've taken the difficult decision [...]

Conference Postponed2020-03-12T15:31:14+00:00

Empowered Conversations conference, announced speaker


Professor Alison Wray announced as speaker at “Relationships and Communication in Dementia” conference Cardiff University research professor Alison Wray has been invited to speak at a national conference that will explore the transformative role relationships and communication play in enabling people with dementia to live the life they want for longer. The free conference, titled [...]

Empowered Conversations conference, announced speaker2020-02-12T11:23:18+00:00

Empowered Conversations conference


Empowered Conversations is set to bring hearts and minds together at its first conference to improve relationships and communication in dementia The Empowered Conversations team is on countdown to launching its first ever conference to bring people living with dementia, carers and professionals together under one roof to share innovations on [...]

Empowered Conversations conference2020-02-12T11:12:40+00:00

Empowered Conversations online course for care home staff


How Empowered Conversations is contributing to communication skills in the Greater Manchester care home sector! Our project manager Emma Smith explains how Empowered Conversations is piloting an online course in partnership with Salford University that aims to improve communication with people living with dementia in care homes After two years of thinking about it, meetings, deciding [...]

Empowered Conversations online course for care home staff2020-02-06T16:19:17+00:00