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 - 11.20Distress behaviour in dementia. As dementia develops, it causes behaviours that can be confusing, irritating or difficult to deal with, leaving carers and family members feeling stressed, irritable or helpless. By understanding the meaning behind the actions, it can be easier to stay calm and deal effectively with the challenges.Peter Gathercole RNMH, Nurse/trainer
11.40 - 12.20Development of a structured cognitive intervention pathway to support non-pharmacological intervention selection for people living with dementia. Care Visions have developed a decision-support pathway to help care providers of people living with dementia choose appropriate non-pharmacological interventions. The pathway enables care providers to select interventions based on the person’s stage or symptoms of dementia.Mark Carter, Managing Director Care Visions Healthy Ageing
12.40 - 13.20Seeing beyond Dementia, through music, interaction and laughter'. Demonstrating an approach to connecting with individuals 'despite' their dementia. Finding through music, song and laughter, that people with Dementia can actually learn 'new' songs as well as remember words to old songs. Alice Tribedi. Care home entertainer & professional exercise and dance teacher for able and disabled.
13.40 - 14.20Environments to support people living with dementia. We will take a look at everyday environments to understand how small changes can help compensate for memory loss and cognitive impairmentFind Memory Care. Karen Clayton, Dementia Environment Specialist
14.40 - 15.20Art Session Exploring the therapeutic nature and joy of art. A moment to leave dementia behind!Creative Minds Artists
15.40 - 16.20How To Stay Positive When Things Go Wrong? Changing The Way You View & Deal With Challenges. Discover a powerful approach for dealing with challenges, building resilience, nurturing self-belief and supporting emotional wellbeing in this inspiring workshop.Ronit Gerber. Creator & Principle Trainer of The SMILE System™
TIMESESSIONSPEAKER
10.40 - 11.20Art Session. Exploring the therapeutic nature and joy of art. A moment to leave dementia behind!Creative Minds Artists
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
13.40 - 14.20Distress behaviour in dementia. As dementia develops, it causes behaviours that can be confusing, irritating or difficult to deal with, leaving carers and family members feeling stressed, irritable or helpless. By understanding the meaning behind the actions, it can be easier to stay calm and deal effectively with the challenges.Peter Gathercole RNMH, Nurse/trainer
14.40 - 15.20Practical Applications of Technology in Dementia Care.Barry Sweetbaum, Founder and Managing Director, SweetTree Connect