Empowered Conversations is a course that nudges caregivers to re-consider connections and communication. It generates curiosity around the actions and words of those living with dementia. It’s a space to explore emotions, self-care and what’s important in all of our lives.

Our courses are delivered via Zoom. They use discussions, group work, real life examples and sharing stories to explore, reflect and learn as a group.

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’s said without words? Exploring non-verbal communication!

  • How good are we at listening?

  • Kindness to self – exploring ways to meet your own needs!

  • 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 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 or simply a connection without a specific meaning.

Moving Beyond Words

Moving Beyond Words is a new course that explores how we can use non-verbal communication – especially sounds and movements – to support our relationships and wellbeing.

Book a free course

Age UK Salford has received funding from the Big Lottery to run free courses for family Carers of people with dementia across Greater Manchester. If you live outside of Greater Manchester but would like to find out more about our courses – please email empoweredteam@ageuksalford.org.uk