Exploring Dementia, Filleigh Village Hall, Thursday, 26. September 2019

The population is aging and as age is the biggest risk factor for dementia it is no surprise that one in three people born in the UK this year will develop dementia in their lifetime. Whilst the nature of dementia means the requirement of additional support, It is possible for people living with dementia to thrive when both social and physical environments are made accessible. In particular where communities are given the skills to support people to live well with dementia. Isolation and loneliness are on the increase with severe health implications and those living with dementia are at increased risk.
‘Exploring Dementia’ gives individuals, communities and organisations an insight in to the common symptoms experienced by people living with dementia. These fascinating insights enable people to see ways in which they can support people better in their role whether that be as a family member, at work, as am employer or as a citizen of their community. Everyone will interact with someone living with dementia and it is not unusual to feel a little lost in knowing the best way to approach or what to say.
This course will develop empathy and educate individuals on how dementia can impact communication and day to day living. In previous sessions learners have been left feeling confident that they have the skills to create meaningful connections that will make a difference in their community.
Communities are gearing up for supporting a population which will include one million people who will be living with dementia in the UK by 2050. These numbers are challenging. Behind each diagnosis is an individual at risk of loneliness and isolation and there are simple communication tools that can enable conversation and engagement that can combat this head on.

The workshop will give learners an understanding of:

Common symptoms and their impact on communication, perception and relationships
Useful communication techniques
Positive and enabling activities
How to support someone to live well with dementia
How to have successful interactions
Thinking creatively about dementia in your community

Laura Walker
Laura is co-founder and joint CEO of Memory Matters South West CIC and Moments Café, Plymouth. She is a qualified mental health nurse, trainer & coach who designs, develops and delivers training in dementia, dementia therapy and dementia prevention.
She is an experienced, fun and vibrant trainer who encourages curiosity in learners.
Please let Support Services know if there is anything that would affect your learning and if there is anything we can do to enable you to fully participate in our courses and we will do our best to accommodate you.
Call Support Services on 01392 248919 or email info@
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The heavily discounted membership price on many of our training courses is one of a number of benefits provided to members of Devon Communities Together and is available to new and existing members. With annual membership starting from just £24 for individuals and small organisations, up to £50 for larger organisations, taking out a membership can be a great way to save money on your training needs. To find out more and join DCT today, call 01392 248919 or visit our membership page. 
If you would prefer to pay for your course via an invoice instead of booking online, please contact info@ call 01392 248919. If you wish to receive a receipt of payment, please let us know. 

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