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, technology, Individual Cognitive Stimulation therapy (iCST) and improving the home environment.

View the 2019 programme below

TIMESESSIONSPEAKER
10.40 - 11.20Designing environments for people with dementia using a sensory approach.Dr Lesley Collier, Southampton, University & Rompa
11.40 - 12.20Changing the lives of those with dementia using smart home technology. SweetTree Connect will be demonstrating its new Technology Assisted Independent Living solution (TAILs) which will revolutionise the lives of those living at home with dementia. TAILs uses the latest Internet of Things smart sensor technology to help people with dementia live safe and independent lives in the community. This demonstration will show how these small, discrete sensors work and how they can change lives, bringing reassurance and peace of mind to individuals and their families.Rob Hallifax, Product Director at SweetTree Connect
12.40 - 13.20Art Session 1. Exploring the therapeutic nature and joy of art. A moment to leave dementia behind!Creative Minds Artists
13.40 - 14.20Art Session 2. A repeat of session one, the Creative Mind Artists explore the therapeutic nature art.Creative Minds Artists
14.40 - 15.20ICST and Therapy at SweetTree: a practical example. Discussion about how iCST is used to inform packages. Be prepared, this will be interactive, and you will have the opportunity to be part of an iCST group. We aim to challenge your brain!Rikki Lorenti, Clinical Dementia Nurse Specialist and Alexis Cibrano, Dementia Service Manager, SweetTree Home Care Services
15.40 - 16.20Celebrating Ourselves: Beating Stress.You care and advocate for others, but who cares for you? Family carers and professional care providers often experience stress that can result in illness, depression and medical errors. This seminar reminds participants of ways to identify stress and respond in healthy ways. The first organization to implement international collaborations around burnout prevention with caregivers in 2004, HCEI has presented across the UK and US.R. Scott Boots, The Health Cares Exchange Initiative, Inc.
TIMESESSIONSPEAKER
10.40 - 11.20Celebrating Ourselves: Beating Stress.You care and advocate for others, but who cares for you? Family carers and professional care providers often experience stress that can result in illness, depression and medical errors. This seminar reminds participants of ways to identify stress and respond in healthy ways. The first organization to implement international collaborations around burnout prevention with caregivers in 2004, HCEI has presented across the UK and US.R. Scott Boots, The Health Cares Exchange Initiative, Inc.
11.40 - 12.20Top tips for communication! Come and meet Billy – SweetTree’s very own Pet Therapy Pooch and let’s discover how pleasant experiences can teach us so much about great communication.Nicki Bones, CEO, SweetTree Home Care Services
12.40 - 13.10Megans Active Ageing Class. 30 minutes Chair based exercise. All exercises are safe and effective for older adults and carers. Exercises are programmed to target mobility, movement, balance, circulation and strength. It is a chance for older adults to take control of there own wellbeing, and improve there day to day lives and independence. Megan Donnellan, Older Adults Exercise Instructor and Memory Cafe Assistant
13.40 - 14.20ICST and Therapy at SweetTree: a practical example. Discussion about how iCST is used to inform packages. Be prepared, this will be interactive, and you will have the opportunity to be part of an iCST group. We aim to challenge your brain!Rikki Lorenti, Clinical Dementia Nurse Specialist and Alexis Cibrano, Dementia Service Manager, SweetTree Home Care Services
14.40 - 15.30Art Session. Exploring the therapeutic nature and joy of art. A moment to leave dementia behind!Creative Minds Artists