A Walk in the Park


The sun is shining in Salford.  After months of rain and snow and very little of the blue stuff it feels like nature is finally a buzz with Spring.  Colour catches my eye as I tread the usual path to the park with the dogs.  It feels like we’ve been trapped in monochrome for months, now [...]

A Walk in the Park2021-11-26T11:26:49+00:00

Bereavement Group


During the Covid-19 Pandemic, Age UK Salford Dementia Support Service team identified a need for bereavement support for some of their carers within the service.  We realised that people who had been bereaved during this time weren’t able to access ‘traditional’ support from family, friends, and services. People found themselves isolated and grieving in a [...]

Bereavement Group2021-11-05T16:50:11+00:00

Can pets help a person living with dementia?


We are a nation of dog-lovers and cat fans: turning to our four-legged friends for support, joy and stress-relief. People living with dementia can enjoy these benefits of keeping a pet. But, as with any pet owner, there are considerations to make before deciding whether getting – or keeping – a pet is right for [...]

Can pets help a person living with dementia?2021-10-28T08:49:10+00:00

Sharing is Caring for World Alzheimer’s Day


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

Creative ways to stay Connected – Dr Maggie Ellis


Dementia expert Dr Maggie Ellis shares creative ways we can stay connected without relying on speech in her course - Adaptive Interactions! We are very proud of the work we have done with Dr Maggie Ellis on our Moving Beyond Words course, particularly as it has benefitted so many people living with dementia as well [...]

Creative ways to stay Connected – Dr Maggie Ellis2021-09-10T13:49:23+00:00

Adaptive Interaction Training with Dr Maggie Ellis


Family Carergivers of people living with dementia have been offered a unique opportunity to attend Adaptive Interactions training.Having already completed Empowered Conversations and Moving Beyond Words communication courses, 5 family carers were invited to take part in a ground-breaking training and research opportunity with Dr Maggie Ellis from the University of St Andrews.  Maggie’s work, [...]

Adaptive Interaction Training with Dr Maggie Ellis2021-08-06T15:01:16+00:00

More support in Salford!


Dementia service now offering more support than ever to people in Salford!  Dementia Support Service has expanded the range of support available for people affected by dementia in Salford. Our new referral form acts as a one-stop-shop for the entire service, from one to one online person-centred counselling & coaching support for carers, peer support [...]

More support in Salford!2021-07-15T11:33:09+00:00

Our biggest research trial yet starts in September!


We are always looking at ways to make sure that the courses and resources that we offer are the best they can be at supporting carers of people living with dementia.   The Empowered Conversations course has been designed to enable carers to establish and maintain good communication and relationships with those they support.  Through [...]

Our biggest research trial yet starts in September!2021-06-10T09:20:25+00:00

Moving Beyond Words – How to communicate without speech


We are always looking at ways to further support family carers, those people living with dementia, and professional carers, and our new pilot project ‘Moving Beyond Words’ is the next training course that we will be adding to the Empowered Conversation package of resources - something we are really excited to share. Ironically, there had [...]

Moving Beyond Words – How to communicate without speech2021-05-12T10:55:19+00:00

What is Empowered Movement?


‘I love to see the joy in their connection’ Clare Tallis Thanks to recent National Lottery funding after our move to join AgeUK Salford last November, the pilot of our new Empowered Movement programme has well and truly taken off.  The sky really is the limit as we continue in our mission to support as [...]

What is Empowered Movement?2021-03-31T11:32:56+00:00
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