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Able to cope better!

2022-06-21T12:10:36+00:00

“I am now able to cope a lot better and enjoy activities with my parents”, says daughter   Years after her parents' diagnosis of Alzheimer’s, Maria Hill was left feeling unsupported and unsure of where to turn to next. She was referred onto our Empowered Conversations course through Age UK Salford and tells us she [...]

Able to cope better!2022-06-21T12:10:36+00:00

The penny has dropped!

2022-06-21T12:07:42+00:00

Daughter says “the penny has dropped” after joining the Empowered Communication course.  With both of her parents receiving a dementia diagnosis, Teresa found herself struggling, especially with her mum who is in a care home and is now losing the ability to communicate.   Luckily, she was referred to Empowered Conversations and says that the “penny [...]

The penny has dropped!2022-06-21T12:07:42+00:00

Empowered Connector : Janet

2022-05-13T12:13:39+00:00

The Empowered Connectors programme invites Carers who have been on the Empowered Conversations journey – whether that’s attending our Communication Courses or receiving one-to-one support – to share their experiences to help others who are facing similar situations. Meet Empowered Connector Janet Birkins who cares for her husband Keith who has Alzheimer’s.   “My husband [...]

Empowered Connector : Janet2022-05-13T12:13:39+00:00

Empowered Connector – Justine

2022-05-13T12:10:34+00:00

The Empowered Connectors programme invites Carers who have been on the Empowered Conversations journey – whether that’s attending our Communication Courses or receiving one-to-one support – to share their experiences to help others who are facing similar situations.   Meet Empowered Connector Justine Ward-Mallinson, from Clifton, who cared for her mum for seven years at [...]

Empowered Connector – Justine2022-05-13T12:10:34+00:00

Empowered Connector :

2022-05-13T12:05:15+00:00

The Empowered Connectors programme invites carers who have been on the Empowered Conversations journey – whether that’s attending our Communication Courses or receiving one-to-one support – to share their experiences to help others who are facing similar situations. Meet Empowered Connector Maggie Jones who cares for her husband in Salford. He has Lewy Body Dementia: [...]

Empowered Connector :2022-05-13T12:05:15+00:00

Empowered Connector : Michael

2022-05-13T12:05:37+00:00

The Empowered Connectors programme invites Carers who have been on the Empowered Conversations journey – whether that’s attending our Communication Courses or receiving one-to-one support – to share their experiences to help others who are facing similar situations. Meet Empowered Connector Michael Dowd from Swinton who talks about caring for his mother. “It is not [...]

Empowered Connector : Michael2022-05-13T12:05:37+00:00

Meet the Empowered Connectors

2022-05-13T12:03:14+00:00

Empowered Conversations has launched a new programme that is set to increase support for people caring for loved ones living with dementia from their peers.    The Empowered Connectors programme invites carers who have been on the Empowered Conversations journey – whether that’s attending our communications course or receiving one-to-one support – to share their [...]

Meet the Empowered Connectors2022-05-13T12:03:14+00:00

Local Team Launch Research on Helping Carers for People Living With Dementia

2022-04-21T15:51:10+00:00

The Empowered Conversations team has secured National Institute for Health and Care Research funding to run a research trial in Greater Manchester.  Families of people living with dementia are being invited to join the trial and sign up for an Empowered Conversation Communication Course.  The course offers Carers a space to pause, reflect and re-connect [...]

Local Team Launch Research on Helping Carers for People Living With Dementia2022-04-21T15:51:10+00:00

Back in the Boats : Dementia Action Week

2022-04-12T16:29:35+00:00

After a two year ‘gap’ we’re getting back in the boats for the Annual Age UK Salford Boat Race. The event will take place during Dementia Action Week on Saturday 21st May, 1 – 5pm at Helly Hanson Watersports Centre on Salford Quays.   The day includes boat races, stalls, the Salford Angels WI Cake stall, [...]

Back in the Boats : Dementia Action Week2022-04-12T16:29:35+00:00

Meet Our Research Associate

2022-04-06T07:57:39+00:00

Cassie Eastham joined the Empowered Conversations Research team at the University of Manchester in November 2021. Tell us a bit about your background. I’m an occupational therapist by profession and have spent the last 10 years working in the Wigan Later Life and Memory Service. How did you start working with the Empowered Conversations trial? [...]

Meet Our Research Associate2022-04-06T07:57:39+00:00
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