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Sharing is Caring for World Alzheimer’s Day


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 [...]

Sharing is Caring for World Alzheimer’s Day2021-09-17T13:38:23+00:00

Creative ways to stay Connected – Dr Maggie Ellis


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 [...]

Creative ways to stay Connected – Dr Maggie Ellis2021-09-10T13:49:23+00:00

Adaptive Interaction Training with Dr Maggie Ellis


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, [...]

Adaptive Interaction Training with Dr Maggie Ellis2021-08-06T15:01:16+00:00

More support in Salford!


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 [...]

More support in Salford!2021-07-15T11:33:09+00:00

Our biggest research trial yet starts in September!


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 [...]

Our biggest research trial yet starts in September!2021-06-10T09:20:25+00:00

My mum, dementia and me!


“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 [...]

My mum, dementia and me!2021-06-04T06:30:33+00:00

Moving Beyond Words – How to communicate without speech


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 [...]

Moving Beyond Words – How to communicate without speech2021-05-12T10:55:19+00:00

What is Empowered Movement?


‘I love to see the joy in their connection’ Clare Tallis Thanks to recent National Lottery funding after our move to join AgeUK Salford last November, the pilot of our new Empowered Movement programme has well and truly taken off.  The sky really is the limit as we continue in our mission to support as [...]

What is Empowered Movement?2021-03-31T11:32:56+00:00

Escape to the Disco: A chat with our resident DJ – Ged Reek!


Families have been transforming their living rooms into dance floors every week with DJ Ged’s virtual ‘Escape to The Disco’ sessions, which we started back April 2020 in response to Covid and to help keep loved ones connected during lockdown.  Care home residents and their relatives are able to tune into the hour-long Zoom calls to [...]

Escape to the Disco: A chat with our resident DJ – Ged Reek!2021-03-03T10:28:17+00:00

A Virtual Dance Floor


Families are connecting virtually on the dancefloor with our ‘Escape to the Disco’ sessions Grab your handbags, put on your dancing shoes and meet us on the dancefloor for our ‘Escape to the Disco’ sessions.  In our eyes, anywhere can be a dancefloor, whether that is your living room or kitchen or the care home [...]

A Virtual Dance Floor2021-02-12T17:28:48+00:00
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