Inspirational Activities: Engaging people with dementia in activity
Duration: 1 day
Typical Course Hours: 9:30am to 4.30pm
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A hands-on experiential day exploring and sharing experiences, challenges and activity ideas mixed with just enough theory and assessment to back up your practice. This one-day training course is suitable for all support staff, family carers and care home teams working daily with people experiencing dementia.
To encourage the delegates to take time in planning and choosing meaningful activities and preparing the environment for people with dementia.
To consider what resources and creative input the participant might need to ensure success.
To promote the principles of best practice in occupational work with older people, particularly those who have dementia.
Who should attend?
Anyone who wants to learn how to run successful discussion and group activities with people with dementia. Care teams at homes and day centres, including care managers, activity coordinators, housekeeping, maintenance, maintenance and office staff, kitchen staff, and care staff.
Carers and family members who want to be more involved in activities in the care home or at home.
What will I learn?
- To recognise and describe what is meant by meaningful occupation and activity?
- To integrate the five ways to well-being that makes for a positive activity culture within a care home life.
- List the benefits of four activities in the workshop.
- Discuss and apply the four levels of activity (Pools Activity levels- PAL) and how to match activity to an individual’s strengths and capabilities.
- Describe the structure of two types of an activity group; Cognitive stimulation therapy and Validation social group.
- Generate ideas for ‘spicing up’ an everyday activity.
What are the benefits to you and your organisation?
Developing a culture of social engagement within your organisation that offers a warm and inviting atmosphere for people who live and work there and for the relatives that visit.
The programme is mapped across to the QCF 209 Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in Dementia Care Practice, and the CQC Regulation 9(3)(a).
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