< back to Library Family caregivers of people with dementia can find the impairments in their relative’s ability to communicate an enormous challenge. Peer facilitated educational interventions are a potentially efficient and effective way to address these complex communication issues. This paper examines the processes required to support the development of [...]
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< 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 [...]
Conversation-analysis (CA) as a tool for exploring interaction in an online video-conferencing based support servicesix-degrees2021-10-20T10:13:05+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 [...]
< 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 [...]
< 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
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. [...]
< 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. [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]