Social Activity & Engagement Practical Dementia & Reminiscence Workshops – North West


Product Description

*Please note – Workshops are designed to take place at your venue.

Happy Days Social Interaction, Activity and Engagement Practical Workshops for Carers: Elderly & People Living with Dementia

Course category: Practical Interaction & Activity – Elderly & Dementia

Course duration:  2 hours or up to 2.5 hours with break – Extra time for one-to-one questions after the workshop is included

Delivery style: Interactive face-to-face training – Practical Activities – Use of engagement materials – Role Play

Course overview

This practical course equips participants with ways to use a person centred communication style to enrich social well-being for people living with dementia – Getting to really know the person or people you are caring for – Helping people to retain their independence through meaningful occupation allowing people to feel involved, included and fulfilled. Includes dementia information, opportunity for discussion, ideas sharing, engagement techniques, hand on engagement with reminiscence materials and role play.

Course information and fees

This practical workshop is available for in-house delivery – North West

Group size – up to 12 delegates

Use of Happy Days resources, memory boxes, memory prompts, reminiscence materials and retro objects during w/shop

Includes 5 x handouts and attendance certificate per participant

The cost of this course is £425 [for 12 participants] vat not applicable

[extra charge of £40 pp will apply for additional delegates, ideally up to 18 participants]

Who should attend?

It is suitable for anyone working in health and social care: residential care home managers and teams, activity coordinators, home care services, companionship services, volunteer visitors, dementia cafe organisers.

Learning outcomes

The course will equip participants to:

Recognise the importance of/need for meaningful interaction, leading to occupation

Recognise the importance of an individual’s background when planning activity

Identify ways to provide occupation to support the individual needs of a person

Demonstrate the importance of good communication, and the value of conversation

Identifying needs – vision – body language – wandering