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. [...]
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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, whose 84-year-old dad, also called Peter, is living with dementia, is well known for running Vincents ice cream van – which has been in the family [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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’. A major impact of our caring plan is that whereas previously I had been used to us making joint decisions, with [...]
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’. It soon became apparent that my wife's life wasn't stable and, step-by-step, albeit in a random and erratic manner, she was [...]
Salford dementia services join forces to increase online support during lockdown! More people than ever are being supported by Salford dementia services during the COVID19 health crisis – thanks to new online sessions – from virtual meet ups to quizzes, sofa sing-a-longs and a disco. Our Dementia Support Services team have joined forces with Empowered [...]
We have all be put into a situation that we have not planned for that has turned our routines upside down, many juggling working from home with caring for children, or parents or a partner with dementia. Here Rachel, from the Empowered Conversations team, who is very much used to using Zoom in her role [...]
During these challenging and changing times due to the COVID-19 pandemic we are facing fear of the unknown and a tragic loss of life, under very difficult circumstances. For most of us, bereavement will be the most distressing experience we will ever face. Grief is what we feel when somebody we are close to dies. [...]