Dementia Awareness training– 10:00 – 16:00
As the UK population ages, more and more people are suffering from or coping with the effects of dementia but this doesn’t mean that life should be difficult. When remembering the past, the brain works quite normally in those with dementia. With reminiscence, we look at what a person can do rather than what they can’t and encourage them in simple exercises. Using reminiscence in this context is a way to recapture the past and use it to enrich daily life.
During this one day workshop for staff, volunteers and freelancers, we will build on all five senses (touch, sight, smell, sound and taste) to improve stimulation for engagement with individuals living with dementia.
A free training pack with resources for each participant is provided as part of the course.
Lots of ideas to go away and research – good to meet others and share experiences and ideas. I feel more confident to go away and plan some reminiscence activities. I have more insight into the benefits and what’s involved.– Course participant