Positive Dementia Care

POSITIVE DEMENTIA CARE : Further 2-day programmes will run later in the year. Please register your interest using our contact form. Information and course fees will be sent to you.

The 2-day course: Positive Dementia Care – A Creative Toolkit is based on over ten-years practice-research by author and tutor Karrie Marshall, for joyful and creative ways of connecting with people who are living with dementia, through to end of life care.

The course is aimed at people interested in working creatively to support meaningful interactions, identity, inclusion and connection for better quality professional care. Previous participants have included doctors, care home managers, artists, drama therapists, and care staff. The course is delivered by Karrie Marshall with one or more of the following creative facilitators: Chris King, Cath Giles, Lorna Campbell or Keith Walker.

The course aims to:

  • Deepen knowledge & understanding about the importance of creativity and learning in dementia care
  • Improve person-centred and equalities awareness
  • Show the Six-Step B.I.C.E.P.S model for strengthening connections
  • Enable you to create your own toolkit of skills and ideas for meaningful interactions
  • Better understand the transforming power of love and compassion
  • Increase knowledge about maintaining healthy brains

The programme is in response to questions from care staff and artists about how to engage with people whose memory, concentration, communication, or ability to make sense of things, is affected by brain disease or long term conditions. Basic knowledge of dementia is assumed. Costs include materials, refreshments & light lunches.

‘I always find your courses give me another level of understanding that helps us push the boundaries and see more things are possible than we thought.’ (AH care manager)

“Uplifting & practical. Packed with ideas. Feel more confident about what I can do” (DD carer)

“One of the best courses I’ve been on. Fun, informative & totally inspiring!” (JM Care staff)

‘I feel that I now have a deeper knowledge of dementia, and have a better understanding of how it effects people. I found the discussions about the brain particularly helpful and enjoyed the creative learning.’ (JF carer and artist)

‘It was good to meet like-minded people and to learn about different approaches in communication. I found the course uplifting and inspiring.’ (FD community coordinator)

‘I gained confidence in the work that I do and have increased compassion and understanding when I work with people with dementia. I enjoyed thinking outside the box’ (CG dancer and care staff)

‘I’ve been on other dementia care courses, but this one goes wider and deeper and is more fun! (Dr S.)

Current requests for the course are from Inverness, Liverpool and London.

Dementia Care – useful knowledge

Positive Dementia Care – a social model


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