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This training is for health professionals, care workers, artists and anyone supporting older people with dementia. This practical one day course is designed to enable you to experience, in part, the world of a person with dementia. It will provide you with a deeper insight into life with dementia and open up discussion on new reciprocal approaches to dementia care.
Date: 12th February 2014
Time: 9.30am – 4pm
Lunch: 1 – 1.45pm (participants are asked to make their own lunchtime arrangements)
Venue: Mansfield Library
Cost: £27.15 (including booking fees)
This course will be facilitated by Cardiff based arts company Re-Live, who create innovative documentary theatre and life story work with older people. They are driven by the belief that everyone has a story to tell, and that people’s wellbeing depends upon that story being validated and respected. This same belief inspires their experiential training for professionals working with older people and in dementia care. They have recently worked in Japan and Ireland, and are forging strong links in Australia.
The training is influenced by Re-Live’s recent work in Japan, researching the innovative Japanese approach to dementia care, and may be of interest to hospital staff, care managers, care practitioners, volunteers, carers and artists.
The training will:
- Develop your ability to empathise with a person with dementia
- Introduce you to the Japanese model of reciprocal care
- Enhance your ability to see the person and not the illness
- Broaden your range of communication skills
- Provide a space for participants to share and reflect on experiences
This training will be delivered as part of the Creativity in Care programme. Book early to avoid disappointment as places are limited.