The sun is shining in Salford. After months of rain and snow and very little of the blue stuff it feels like nature is finally a buzz with Spring. Colour catches my eye as I tread the usual path to the park with the dogs. It feels like we’ve been trapped in monochrome for months, now [...]
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During the Covid-19 Pandemic, Age UK Salford Dementia Support Service team identified a need for bereavement support for some of their carers within the service. We realised that people who had been bereaved during this time weren’t able to access ‘traditional’ support from family, friends, and services. People found themselves isolated and grieving in a [...]
We are a nation of dog-lovers and cat fans: turning to our four-legged friends for support, joy and stress-relief. People living with dementia can enjoy these benefits of keeping a pet. But, as with any pet owner, there are considerations to make before deciding whether getting – or keeping – a pet is right for [...]
Sharing is caring: Carers share their knowledge of a dementia diagnosis this World Alzheimer’s Day Carers are sharing their knowledge this World Alzheimer’s Day – to support other carers facing a new diagnosis of dementia. Salford-based project Empowered Conversations – who work with carers and people living with dementia to improve communications – asked a [...]
Dementia expert Dr Maggie Ellis shares creative ways we can stay connected without relying on speech in her course - Adaptive Interactions! We are very proud of the work we have done with Dr Maggie Ellis on our Moving Beyond Words course, particularly as it has benefitted so many people living with dementia as well [...]
Family Carergivers of people living with dementia have been offered a unique opportunity to attend Adaptive Interactions training.Having already completed Empowered Conversations and Moving Beyond Words communication courses, 5 family carers were invited to take part in a ground-breaking training and research opportunity with Dr Maggie Ellis from the University of St Andrews. Maggie’s work, [...]
Dementia service now offering more support than ever to people in Salford! Dementia Support Service has expanded the range of support available for people affected by dementia in Salford. Our new referral form acts as a one-stop-shop for the entire service, from one to one online person-centred counselling & coaching support for carers, peer support [...]
We are always looking at ways to make sure that the courses and resources that we offer are the best they can be at supporting carers of people living with dementia. The Empowered Conversations course has been designed to enable carers to establish and maintain good communication and relationships with those they support. Through [...]
“The best medicine is that we have our relationship back thanks to good communication techniques” When Gail felt she had no one to turn to for help when her mum Joan was displaying signs of dementia - despite going down many avenues looking for support - one call to Empowered Conversations changed everything and enabled [...]
We are always looking at ways to further support family carers, those people living with dementia, and professional carers, and our new pilot project ‘Moving Beyond Words’ is the next training course that we will be adding to the Empowered Conversation package of resources - something we are really excited to share. Ironically, there had [...]