Practical Activities Workshop

Take part in engaging activities all designed to be engaging and practically focused to help people supporting those with dementia.

The aim of this workshop is to ensure that everyone participating leaves full of ideas as to how they can improve the lives of those they care for with dementia. Sessions include art, singing, reflexology, horticulture, yoga and improving the home environment.

The 2017 programme is being developed – view the 2016 London programme below

TIMESESSIONSPEAKER
10.30 - 11.10Reflexology and aromatherapy at home. A demonstration of aromatherapy, reflexology and the use of essential oils to maintain and promote physical, psychological, and spiritual wellbeing and balance.Daniela Brusikova, SweetTree Complementary Therapist
11.30 - 12.10Art Therapy – Join SweetTree’s Art Therapist and Dementia Support Manager Aisling for a participate art therapy workshop. Learn about the differences between art therapy and art activities, and hear how art therapy integrates psychotherapy techniques to show improvements in both mental and emotional well-being.Aisling Fegan, Art Therapist, SweetTree Home Care Services
12.30 - 13.10Cognitive Stimulation Therapy - 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.Rikki Lorenti, Admiral Nurse, SweetTree Home Care Services
13.30 - 14.10Yoga For Alzheimer’s  is a new nationwide sign-up fundraiser for Alzheimer’s Research UK for people of all abilities and ages, including people living with dementia. This session will focus on yoga for adults with special needs and carers including chair yoga and yoga in pairs, in addition to the story behind Yoga For Alzheimer’s.Ingrid Stone, founder Yoga For Alzheimer's. Clare Morris and Richard Kravetz, Yoga teachers
14.30 - 15.10Turtle Song are offering an interactive workshop demonstrating a unique approach to unlocking the creativity of people with dementia and their carers using activities developed as part of their Turtle Song programme.Charlotte Cunningham, Director of Turtle Key Arts (TKA), composer, Jon Petter and director, Carolyn von Stumm
15.30 - 16.10Dementia Friends Information Session. A Dementia Friend learns a little bit more about what it's like to live with dementia and then turns that understanding into action - anyone of any age can be a Dementia Friend. Friends' information sessions are run by Dementia Friends Champions. You will learn more about dementia and how you can help to create dementia friendly communities.Dementia Friends Champion
TIMESESSIONSPEAKER
10.30 - 11.10Cognitive Stimulation Therapy - 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.Rikki Lorenti, Admiral Nurse, SweetTree Home Care Services
11.30 - 12.10Farming and Horticulture therapy. Join one of the co-founders of SweetTree Farming For All for an introduction into 'dementia and the natural world'. Explore the power our senses have on wellbeing and strength in a horticultural desktop workshop.Barry Sweetbaum, Managing Director, SweetTree Home Care
12.30 - 13.10A new approach to supporting family and carers. Includes helping teams to get it right - support & information - fundamental part of our Framework Resident & Family charters."Dr Claire Royston & Home Manager, Four Seasons Health Care
13.30 - 14.10The benefits of music therapy and singing. Sing For Your Life will demonstrate how the unique Silver Song Music Box System provides participatory singing and supports NICE Quality Standard 50 at the next CQC inspectionStuart Brown, Sing for your Life
14.30 - 15.10Living with Dementia – Simple Ways to Improve the Environment. Even a home environment can become a confusing place for someone living with dementia, yet some simple changes can improve a person’s independence. We will take a step by step walk around a home identifying potential problems and finding simple solutions.Karen Clayton, Find Memory Care
15.30 - 16.10Dementia Friends Information Session. A Dementia Friend learns a little bit more about what it's like to live with dementia and then turns that understanding into action - anyone of any age can be a Dementia Friend. Friends' information sessions are run by Dementia Friends Champions. You will learn more about dementia and how you can help to create dementia friendly communities.Dementia Friends Champion