Able to cope better!

2022-06-21T12:10:36+00:00

“I am now able to cope a lot better and enjoy activities with my parents”, says daughter   Years after her parents' diagnosis of Alzheimer’s, Maria Hill was left feeling unsupported and unsure of where to turn to next. She was referred onto our Empowered Conversations course through Age UK Salford and tells us she [...]

Able to cope better!2022-06-21T12:10:36+00:00

The penny has dropped!

2022-06-21T12:07:42+00:00

Daughter says “the penny has dropped” after joining the Empowered Communication course.  With both of her parents receiving a dementia diagnosis, Teresa found herself struggling, especially with her mum who is in a care home and is now losing the ability to communicate.   Luckily, she was referred to Empowered Conversations and says that the “penny [...]

The penny has dropped!2022-06-21T12:07:42+00:00

Empowered Connector : Janet

2022-05-13T12:13:39+00:00

The Empowered Connectors programme invites Carers who have been on the Empowered Conversations journey – whether that’s attending our Communication Courses or receiving one-to-one support – to share their experiences to help others who are facing similar situations. Meet Empowered Connector Janet Birkins who cares for her husband Keith who has Alzheimer’s.   “My husband [...]

Empowered Connector : Janet2022-05-13T12:13:39+00:00

Empowered Connector – Justine

2022-05-13T12:10:34+00:00

The Empowered Connectors programme invites Carers who have been on the Empowered Conversations journey – whether that’s attending our Communication Courses or receiving one-to-one support – to share their experiences to help others who are facing similar situations.   Meet Empowered Connector Justine Ward-Mallinson, from Clifton, who cared for her mum for seven years at [...]

Empowered Connector – Justine2022-05-13T12:10:34+00:00

Empowered Connector :

2022-05-13T12:05:15+00:00

The Empowered Connectors programme invites carers who have been on the Empowered Conversations journey – whether that’s attending our Communication Courses or receiving one-to-one support – to share their experiences to help others who are facing similar situations. Meet Empowered Connector Maggie Jones who cares for her husband in Salford. He has Lewy Body Dementia: [...]

Empowered Connector :2022-05-13T12:05:15+00:00

Empowered Connector : Michael

2022-05-13T12:05:37+00:00

The Empowered Connectors programme invites Carers who have been on the Empowered Conversations journey – whether that’s attending our Communication Courses or receiving one-to-one support – to share their experiences to help others who are facing similar situations. Meet Empowered Connector Michael Dowd from Swinton who talks about caring for his mother. “It is not [...]

Empowered Connector : Michael2022-05-13T12:05:37+00:00

Meet the Empowered Connectors

2022-05-13T12:03:14+00:00

Empowered Conversations has launched a new programme that is set to increase support for people caring for loved ones living with dementia from their peers.    The Empowered Connectors programme invites carers who have been on the Empowered Conversations journey – whether that’s attending our communications course or receiving one-to-one support – to share their [...]

Meet the Empowered Connectors2022-05-13T12:03:14+00:00

Sharing is Caring for World Alzheimer’s Day

2021-09-17T13:38:23+00:00

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

My mum, dementia and me!

2021-06-04T06:30:33+00:00

“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

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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