The Empowered Conversations course can be delivered flexibly, from 4 x 2.5 hour sessions for family carers through to 1 day for professionals. The course gives practical ways to connect and stay connected, in a relaxed and safe environment. The sessions will use discussions, group work, real life examples and sharing stories to explore, reflect and learn as a group.

Throughout the course we’ll be encouraging people to be curious in how they approach communication and to tune in to what is going on for the person living with dementia.

Empowered Conversations helps you to:

  • Pause – to consider what it feels like to talk to someone with dementia and how it might feel for the person with dementia talking to us.
  • Reflect – on the feelings our relationships generate, how these impact on communication, the barriers that may prevent us from having conversations and the importance of non-verbal communications.
  • Reconnect – using simple tips that help us to break down those barriers and stay connected.