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 [...]
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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. [...]
Empowered Conversations facilitator Clare Tallis shares her mum’s journey of moving into a care home, the emotional and practical roads the family navigated to make the difficult decision, how they knew when it was the right time, how it has helped their mum and the family as a whole – and how they are coping [...]
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’. In his first blog he described the support provided for those affected by dementia as a dowry! Part of my wife’s [...]
Dementia Diaries #1: acquiring a second wife… 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’… I've only ever had one marriage, but somehow, I seem to have acquired a [...]
Coronavirus brings about new sessions to support carers and people with dementia in Salford. The Empowered Conversations team have set up weekly video chats and singing sessions for people with dementia and carers in Salford. Living with dementia can bring challenges for an individual and for carers, so being forced to stay at home for [...]
Coronavirus (COVID – 19) will impact on all of our lives. Turn the telly on and we are bombarded with images of other countries in lock down, daily updates on those with the virus and those who have died from it. In the UK those over 70 years old, or with under-lying health conditions [...]
Relationships and Communication in Dementia Conference Postponed We're actively managing the evolving impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, with the safety and wellbeing of our colleagues and communities being our main priority. Following guidance from international and local health organisations, as well as our own safety and security procedures, we've taken the difficult decision [...]
Professor Alison Wray announced as speaker at “Relationships and Communication in Dementia” conference Cardiff University research professor Alison Wray has been invited to speak at a national conference that will explore the transformative role relationships and communication play in enabling people with dementia to live the life they want for longer. The free conference, titled [...]
Empowered Conversations is set to bring hearts and minds together at its first conference to improve relationships and communication in dementia The Empowered Conversations team is on countdown to launching its first ever conference to bring people living with dementia, carers and professionals together under one roof to share innovations on [...]