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Video-based support service for carers

2021-10-20T10:15:47+00:00

< back to Library Although caring for a person with dementia at home can be rewarding, for many carers it can be a significantly stressful experience (de Vugt & Verhey 2013; Robertson et al 2007). Stress can become particularly apparent as the person being cared for starts to require ever high [...]

Video-based support service for carers2021-10-20T10:15:47+00:00

Conversation-analysis (CA) as a tool for exploring interaction in an online video-conferencing based support service

2021-10-20T10:13:05+00:00

< back to Library Around 60% of people with dementia in the UK live at home. The experience of caring for a family member with dementia can be rewarding and positive, but it can also be significantly stressful. Current healthcare policy is encouraging greater provision to support family carers. Along with [...]

Conversation-analysis (CA) as a tool for exploring interaction in an online video-conferencing based support service2021-10-20T10:13:05+00:00

The key concerns of dementia family carers accessing a video-based online support service

2021-10-20T10:12:44+00:00

< back to Library Around 60% of people with dementia live at home. The experience of caring for a family member with dementia can be rewarding and positive, but it can also be significantly stressful. Current healthcare policy is encouraging greater provision to support family carers, and online based interventions are [...]

The key concerns of dementia family carers accessing a video-based online support service2021-10-20T10:12:44+00:00

Feasibility Study of the Impact of a Communication-skills Course

2021-06-03T11:22:38+00:00

< back to Library A feasibility study of the impact of a communication-skills course, ‘Empowered Conversations’, for care partners of people living with dementia. Published 17th May, 2021https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/14713012211018929

Feasibility Study of the Impact of a Communication-skills Course2021-06-03T11:22:38+00:00

Empowered Conversations hosts: A Conversation with ….

2021-02-12T17:13:37+00:00

Empowered Conversations brings you interactive talks from those affected by dementia and from practitioners, researchers and people with lived experience.   It is more important than ever that practitioners, academics and people with lived experience feel supported and informed to enable people living with dementia to continue to live the life they want for longer. [...]

Empowered Conversations hosts: A Conversation with ….2021-02-12T17:13:37+00:00

Video-based support service for carers

2021-07-22T15:49:02+00:00

< back to Library Caring for a family member with dementia can be rewarding but can also be very stressful. John Chatwin, Rachel Yates Hoyles and Phil McEvoy explain how a new service, offering video- based contact with support workers over the internet, is helping carers in Salford.Download the PDF here. [...]

Video-based support service for carers2021-07-22T15:49:02+00:00

Salford Ice cream man makes special stops to surprise carers

2021-09-14T11:11:42+00:00

A generous Salford ice cream man made some extra stops on his round to surprise people living with dementia and carers and treat them to a cone. Peter Schiavo teamed up with us at Empowered Conversations to make surprise ice cream deliveries to mark national Ice Cream Day on July 19, and got other ice cream [...]

Salford Ice cream man makes special stops to surprise carers2021-09-14T11:11:42+00:00

My socks are well and truly blown off…

2020-06-26T10:45:11+00:00

Many people and organisations have stepped up and challenged themselves to diversify their approaches to better support people affected by dementia, Age UK Salford to name but one! I hope you’ll indulge me for turning some attention and praise towards the Empowered team.  This group of wonderful people have collectively and individually broadened their horizons [...]

My socks are well and truly blown off…2020-06-26T10:45:11+00:00

Escape to the Summer: Carers Week (8th – 14th June)

2020-06-05T13:45:42+00:00

Carers Week is an annual drive to raise awareness of the challenges carers face every day, we know these have been exacerbated by the Covid 19 pandemic with many carers and people living with dementia feeling forgotten by society.  Alongside Age UK Salford, we are working to make sure Carers and people living with dementia get as many opportunities [...]

Escape to the Summer: Carers Week (8th – 14th June)2020-06-05T13:45:42+00:00

Dementia Diaries #: … A Carer’s Guide to Self-Preservation

2020-05-20T14:06:29+00:00

Derek from Wigan has written about his experience of looking after his wife who lives with dementia. Here, he shares reflections of assuming the role of ‘carer’ – while retaining his role as ‘husband’. Most importantly, I have learned a lot about kindness. I have always known its importance, but it is so powerful in [...]

Dementia Diaries #: … A Carer’s Guide to Self-Preservation2020-05-20T14:06:29+00:00
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