Taking part in meaningful and enjoyable activities is really important in living well with dementia. The changes that dementia can bring sometimes mean that this is not easy.
This course will help activity coordinators and other staff or volunteers to identify what makes activity meaningful, to tailor activity to the person and to gain and share ideas and practical tips.
Those attending the two day course ‘Meaningful Activity for People with Dementia’ will gain the knowledge and skills to develop a varied, meaningful and person-centred programme of activity for the individuals they support, whether in a care home, in day care, at home or in another setting. Learning outcomes of the course include:
- Understand the impact of dementia on the person and applying the principles of person-centred care when facilitating activity
- Recognise that people with dementia are free to engage in personal and social activities of their choice in an enabling environment irrespective of age, gender, sexual orientation, disability, cultural, or other needs
- Be able to support colleagues and family carers to be involved in a person-centred programme of activity which enhances the wellbeing of the person
- Develop effective communication skills in order to engage and involve people with dementia in activity at every stage of the illness