Places still available- FOR A NEW APPROACH TO DEMENTIA CARE – GETTING ALONG

Places are still available for ‘Getting Along  – Time for a new approach to dementia care’ on Thursday 25th May 2017 at Twickenham Training Centre.

This one-day course will be of special interest to anybody from any sector working in or commissioning services for people with dementia and their carers in a community setting.

It aims to help participants:

  • Address BOTH sides of the care-giving relationship,
  • Adopt strategies to equip people with dementia and their families to live well and better with dementia,
  • Influence the creation of a service wide relationship-centred approach.

For more information on Getting Along and on the work and impact to date, see my earlier blog which sets Getting Along in a policy context.

Within the current climate there is a real imperative to:

  • revisit how we operate  – by taking the lead from people with dementia and their supporters to avoid the many pitfalls and traps that dementa sets within close relationships.
  • adopt a rights-based approach in levelling  the playing field in terms of voice, choice, control and identity within relationships.
  • Match the call for increased diagnosis rates with practical support in and around the time of diagnosis. 

Getting Along does all these. Book early for your place. Details below

Date:             Thursday 25th May 2017

Time:             9.30 am until 4pm

Venue:          Twickenham Training Centre, 53 Grimwood Road,  Twickenham TW1 1BY

Cost:             £125.00 inc VAT per person  including handouts, lunch and refreshments

 PLACES LIMITED ~ to register and for any more information contact course facilitator: Damian Murphy (damian@myid.org.uk  / 07927 405854)

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