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Our training to be showcased at Alzheimer’s Society conference

2019-05-16T07:34:21+00:00

We are delighted that Empowered Conversations, the dementia communication training programme developed by Six Degrees and the University of Salford, is set to be showcased at a leading dementia charity’s national conference. The Alzheimer’s Society’s annual conference in London (May 21-22) takes place during Dementia Action Week. Dr Lydia Morris, research fellow from the [...]

Our training to be showcased at Alzheimer’s Society conference2019-05-16T07:34:21+00:00

New project 2019 – free 1:1 support for carers of people living with dementia

2019-01-29T12:05:54+00:00

We’re delighted to announce the launch of a new project that aims to help people living with dementia in Salford by offering free advice and support to family carers. Our Empowered Carers project will complement our existing Empowered Conversations dementia communications workshops by offering one-to-one support to carers; giving them an opportunity to access [...]

New project 2019 – free 1:1 support for carers of people living with dementia2019-01-29T12:05:54+00:00

The newest member of our team – and an exciting new project!

2019-01-29T10:44:49+00:00

We’re delighted to welcome Rachel Yates Hoyles as the leader of our new project for 2019 – Empowered Carers. The project will complement our existing Empowered Conversations dementia communications workshops by offering one-to-one support to carers and giving them an opportunity to access tips on ways to cope and a chance to connect [...]

The newest member of our team – and an exciting new project!2019-01-29T10:44:49+00:00

Proud to have a double award winning volunteer on the EC team

2019-01-17T10:12:05+00:00

Our Charlotte was a double award winner at the Heart of Salford awards – here she tells us about the experience. Getting a nomination at the Heart of Salford awards for the work that I do with the Empowered Conversations project run by Six Degrees was an amazing surprise. I was convinced that there [...]

Proud to have a double award winning volunteer on the EC team2019-01-17T10:12:05+00:00

Charlotte’s Thursday Thought #6:

2018-11-29T07:34:21+00:00

 An ‘invitation to respond’, rather than a question, can take the pressure off both you and a person with dementia when chatting 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 [...]

Charlotte’s Thursday Thought #6:2018-11-29T07:34:21+00:00

Charlotte’s Thursday Thought #5:

2018-11-23T08:57:02+00:00

Music and singing can be a powerful tool for communicating – and for teaching the Empowered Conversations principles! 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 [...]

Charlotte’s Thursday Thought #5:2018-11-23T08:57:02+00:00

Charlotte’s Thursday Thought #4:

2018-11-15T07:53:39+00:00

Good communication is not just about what you say: it’s about how you say it and where the conversation takes place. 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 [...]

Charlotte’s Thursday Thought #4:2018-11-15T07:53:39+00:00

Charlotte’s Thursday Thoughts #3:

2018-11-07T10:28:46+00:00

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 [...]

Charlotte’s Thursday Thoughts #3:2018-11-07T10:28:46+00:00

Charlotte’s Thursday Thoughts #2:

2018-11-01T07:56:28+00:00

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 [...]

Charlotte’s Thursday Thoughts #2:2018-11-01T07:56:28+00:00

Charlotte’s Thursday Thoughts #1:

2018-10-16T12:16:09+00:00

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 [...]

Charlotte’s Thursday Thoughts #1:2018-10-16T12:16:09+00:00