Australia

Music Engagement in Dementia Care

Music speaks to the soul, it moves us. But this is not just about music – it’s the experience of expression, choice and belonging for people living with dementia. This workshop is all about challenging our culture of, and approach to music, engagement and connection. Music Engagement in Dementia Care is much more than using I-pods and creating playlists. Building on our experience in implementing Music Engagement Program in residential care, this one day interactive, hands on learning experience will reinvigorate participants with the endless opportunities music can provide for connection.

Join us to learn from evidence based research how to improve support for people living with dementia by understanding the role music can play in addressing experiences of pain, agitation, and anxiety to not only bring comfort, emotional support and a calming atmosphere but also to create enabling environments that encourage expression and creativity.

This workshop is suitable for managers, nursing staff, care workers, lifestyle coordinators – anyone who works with older people and people with dementia will take away invaluable learnings to embed engagement through music into existing models of care.

To register your interest in attending a session or for more information, please email events@dementia.com or phone: +61 2 8437 7355. Online registrations will open shortly.

Brisbane – 17 May 2017
Adelaide – 14 June 2017
Perth – 30 August 2017
Sydney – 13 September 2017
Melbourne - 15 November 2017

Note: Dates may be subject to change

 

Dining for Engagement

No matter where you are in the world, the common experience that brings us together is food. But this is not just about food – it’s the experience of dining, for people living with dementia.

This practical one day interactive workshop will cover the essential ingredients and skills needed to create enjoyable and engaging meal time experiences for older people and people with dementia. Participants will have an opportunity to hone their cooking and presentation skills under the expert guidance of Executive Chef and Food Ambassador Peter Morgan-Jones. Creating an enabling dining environment, supporting choice and developing individualised strategies to support positive meal times will also be included in this comprehensive and unique learning experience!

To register your interest in attending a session or for more information, please email events@dementia.com or phone: +61 2 8437 7355. Online registrations will open shortly.

Sydney - 14 July 2017
Perth - 9 August 2017
Gold Coast - 6 September 2017
Hobart - 15 November 2017

Note: Dates may be subject to

       

UK

Dining for Engagement

This interactive school focuses on the experience of dining for people with dementia. The practical one-day workshop covers the essential ingredients and skills needed to create enjoyable and engaging meal time experiences for older people and people with dementia. Participants have an opportunity to enhance their cooking and presentation skills under the expert guidance of Executive Chef and Food Ambassador Peter Morgan-Jones.

Specific topics covered include:

• Dignity in dining

• Preferences and mealtime routines

• Nutritional content

• The dining environment

• The impact of ageing on eating

• Olfactory evidence And much more!

For more information please email dementia@hammondcare.com or phone: +44 (0) 7787 168168 

Forthcoming schools:

Edinburgh, Scotland - 9 June 2017
Conwy, North Wales - 14 June 2017