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 one day course is a follow-on course from DSDC’s two day course Making activity meaningful for people with dementia, however you do not need to have taken the first course to attend this one. Learn how to create personalised sensory activity while supporting people with advanced dementia to use their strengths to participate and engage with their environment in more meaningful ways. This day will involve hands-on, interactive workshops and opportunities to create activities that are tailored to individual strengths and needs.
After attending this course participants will:
- Have an increased understanding of the progression of dementia and its impact on sensory functioning
- Create meaningful sensory based programmes for people living with advanced dementia
- Recognise effective ways of personalising sensory interventions
- Identify ways of enhancing the sensory environment to facilitate engagement
This course is useful for staff working in care home, community groups, day centres, and hospital settings who create or facilitate activity for people living with advanced dementia.