Activity Provision and Dementia

The Course delivered by two experienced trainers aims to give an understanding of the different types of activity and how to obtain balance for residents in your care.

We all have an in-built desire and need for occupation this doesn’t change when we have dementia. This course will give learners the tools to provide individualised, meaningful activities which promote health.

A Jam-packed, thought-provoking day that will arm Activity Co-ordinators and Care Staff with all the skills required to engage every person in their care in meaningful activity.

In an average day in a care home there are between 10- 12 hours when a person is not sleeping or having their personal care provided. How do your residents spend their time?

Whilst many people enjoy group activities, many do not. When living with the symptoms of a dementia engagement in meaningful activity can be a challenge.

This full-day workshop will take activity co-ordinators and care- staff through a framework to help them plan person-centred activity and teach them how to encourage others to put those plans into action using a whole team approach.

The workshop will give all members of staff the knowledge and skills to create and encourage meaningful activity in every interaction.

LEARNERS WILL BE ABLE TO:

Understand a person-centred approach to activity

Define different types of activity and understand the importance of balance

Describe what makes activity meaningful & why it is important

Understand how the symptoms of dementia affect a person’s ability to engage

Understand how to adapt activities for people living with dementia

Plan, facilitate and evaluate person-centered activity on a one to one and in groups

Understand the importance of a whole team approach

Who is it for?

Nurses, Care staff, Activity Co-ordinators, Domicillary staff, volunteers, Community groups working with those living with dementia. (Learners will need to have an understanding and experience of working with people with dementia).

Delivered in-house at your venue.

Contact us to talk to one of our trainers about your needs.