PRACTICAL ACTIVITIES WORKSHOP

The workshop is hosted by SweetTree Home Care Services who encourage visitors to take part in activities all designed to be engaging and practically focused to help people supporting those with dementia.

Sessions include art, singing, reflexology, horticulture, yoga and improving the home environment.

View the 2017 programme below

TIMESESSIONSPEAKER
10.30 - 11.10CST - Interactive session. An interactive session introducing Cognitive Stimulation Therapy (CST) theory and techniques. Research has shown that CST brings both cognitive improvement and benefits to quality of life and well-being for people living with dementia.Dr Aimee Spector, Clinical Psychologist and founder of CST
11.30 - 12.10Singing & Reminiscence Activities. Our products will help you deliver more than just a sing-along. Even if you already run singing sessions come and find out how these products will enhance your singing activities and add that extra bit of sparkle!Susan Garrett, Director Vocal Vitality
12.30 - 13.10Understanding the person and avoiding distress. Looking for the meaning behind behaviours and how using personalised communication toolkits can support wellbeing. An interaction session to help see behaviour as a means of communication and learn ways to respond appropriately.Dr Claire Royston, Group Medical Director and Colin Sheeran, Lead Dementia Facilitator, Four Seasons Health Care
14.30 - 15.10The Art of Bringing Creativity into Dementia Care. Creativity for all; an imaginative, hands-on art workshop, encouraging participants of all abilities to express themselves in a creative way, regardless of previous artistic experience.Charlie Swift, Activities Coordinator, Abbeyfield Sycamore House
15.30 - 16.10TheraPaws, showcasing the power of animal therapy by The Mayhew. Learn about an animal therapy programme in London interacting with thousands of older people in care homes, hospitals and hospices. Let’s open our doors to dogs.Luke Berman, TheraPaws Project Manager
TIMESESSIONSPEAKER
10.30 - 11.10CST - Interactive session. An interactive session introducing Cognitive Stimulation Therapy (CST) theory and techniques. Research has shown that CST brings both cognitive improvement and benefits to quality of life and well-being for people living with dementia.Dr Aimee Spector, Clinical Psychologist and founder of CST
11.30 - 12.10Singing & Reminiscence Activities. Our products will help you deliver more than just a sing-along. Even if you already run singing sessions come and find out how these products will enhance your singing activities and add that extra bit of sparkle!Susan Garrett, Director Vocal Vitality
12.30 - 13.10‘Communication is KEY'. An interactive role play workshop exploring how different sensory and communication techniques can help a carer to care.Nicki Bones, Director of Operations, SweetTree Home Care Services and Michael Beresford, Head of SweetTree Care Training Academy
13.30 - 14.10Friends Against Scams. Scams affect the lives of millions across the UK. Friends Against Scams has been created to tackle the lack of scams awareness by providing information about scams and those who fall victim to them, empowering communities to ‘Take A Stand Against Scams’.Frances Wilson, Project Officer
14.30 - 15.10Living well with dementia in your own home. We will give practical advice on improving the home environment to support those living with dementia. When short term memory and communication become a problem, small changes can make a big difference.Karen Clayton, Dementia Environment Specialist, Find Memory Care
15.30 - 16.10TheraPaws, showcasing the power of animal therapy by The Mayhew. Learn about an animal therapy programme in London interacting with thousands of older people in care homes, hospitals and hospices. Let’s open our doors to dogs.Luke Berman, TheraPaws Project Manager