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The Purpose of Meaningful Activities

Tuesday, 27 February 2018

We have already held a number of 'Activity Training Days' this year, and we will be continueing to deliver these once a month or so. Our next training event is in York on the 13th March. We then have Teeside, Milton Keynes and Manchester to name but a few in the next coming months, having already done Scunthorpe and Hull this year. 

We're also attending the Dementia and Nursing Expo at the NEC Birmingham in April. We'll be on stand 13012 if you want to come and say hello. 

Our founder Elaine Everett is also going to be doing a talk on 'Falls Prevention' over the course of the show. 

Our training days and public talks are to encourage and engage others, who also work throughout the care sector, to ignite passion for care and enthusaism to provide the very best in way of stimulation and interaction within a group and individual one on one.  We believe in sharing good practice, so not only do we try to attend and speak at as many opportunities as possible, we provide training days to new and existing clients. For existing clients we send out monthly task ideas sheets to provide meaningful activity ideas in between our visits. 

We provide Motivation & Co. sessions throughout the care sector from Nursing, Dementia, independent living homes to Learning disabilty and day care centres. These consist of 4 different sections, to enable the engagement of everyone participating. The session has been designed to follow a set structure to work as a 'dominoe effect' each buildig up to the next section. Cognitive therapy and mental stimulation, Chair based exercise, Games and physical activity to music therapy and relaxation. 

Our training days are to provide the following: 

Aims

·        To develop individual needs to enhance performance.

·        An insight into what the experience of dementia may be like.

·        A basic understanding of dementia as a range of different conditions.

·        A basic understanding of how dementia may affect a person’s behaviour and ability to communicate, and the impact that this may have on others.

·        To enable you to provide  quality activities to you residents

Objectives

·        Demonstrate increased knowledge and awareness of Dementia.

·        Provide update information and training in creating and maintaining a climate for motivating your residents.

·        Communicate effectively to enable your residents to be motivated within their abilities

·        Deliver activities that will create a supportive learning environment, which is stimulating and challenging for your residents.

 

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