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
10.40 - 11.20Reminiscence Therapy. A hugely popular psychosocial intervention that enables people with Dementia to re-connect with their life story. It is simple and fun and has the benefits of improved engagement and sense of well-being.Nicki Bones, Director of Operations, SweetTree Home Care Services
11.40 - 12.20Singing & 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
13.40 - 14.20Technology Assisted Independent Living – the key to remaining at home, living as independently as possible.Barry Sweetbaum, Managing Director, SweetTree Home Care Services
14.40 - 15.20Meaningful experiences and activities for Residents living with dementia. In this workshop we will explore ways of getting to know a person and support them with activities that are meaningful and engaging. We will share examples and success stories from our homes.Dr Claire Royston, Group Medical Director and Colin Sheeran, Lead Dementia Facilitator, Four Seasons Health Care
15.40 - 16.20Cognitive Stimulation therapy (CST) for dementia: demonstration and practical examples. Cognitive Stimulation Therapy (CST) is a group or individual treatment for people with mild to moderate dementia, shown to significantly improve cognitive function and quality of life through several clinical trials. It involves structured activities, aimed to stimulate the different parts of the brain that become impaired when people have dementia. This workshop will focus on the ‘key principles’ of CST and show DVD clips of sessions, followed by group discussion. We will bring in materials used in CST sessions, giving people the chance to ‘have a go’ at the activities. The aim is to provide practical examples and experience of what CST entails.Dr Aimee Spector, Reader in Clinical Psychology (UCL) and Senior Dementia Consultant (Sweettree)
TIMESESSIONSPEAKER
10.40 - 11.20Reminiscence Therapy. A hugely popular psychosocial intervention that enables people with Dementia to re-connect with their life story. It is simple and fun and has the benefits of improved engagement and sense of well-being.Nicki Bones, Director of Operations, SweetTree Home Care Services
11.40 - 12.20Cognitive Stimulation therapy (CST) for dementia: demonstration and practical examples. Cognitive Stimulation Therapy (CST) is a group or individual treatment for people with mild to moderate dementia, shown to significantly improve cognitive function and quality of life through several clinical trials. It involves structured activities, aimed to stimulate the different parts of the brain that become impaired when people have dementia. This workshop will focus on the ‘key principles’ of CST and show DVD clips of sessions, followed by group discussion. We will bring in materials used in CST sessions, giving people the chance to ‘have a go’ at the activities. The aim is to provide practical examples and experience of what CST entails.Dr Aimee Spector, Reader in Clinical Psychology (UCL) and Senior Dementia Consultant (Sweettree)
13.40 - 14.20Technology Assisted Independent Living – the key to remaining at home, living as independently as possible.Barry Sweetbaum, Managing Director, SweetTree Home Care Services
14.40 - 15.20Dementia Friendly Home Environments. Most of us want to live our lives at home with independence and dignity. We have an improved chance of doing this is the environment in which we live is enabling rather than disabling. Learn how small adaptations to your home can positively impact on a person’s well being, reduce the risk of falls, reduce distressed behaviour and prevent incontinence episodes.Karen Clayton, Dementia Environment Specialist, Find Memory Care
15.30 - 16.10An interactive session with the British Gymnastics Association in partnership with Dementia Pathfinders, showcasing and demonstrating the 'Love to Move' programme.British Gymnastics Association and Dementia Pathfinders