Enhancing Dignity in Dementia in Cumbria & North Lancashire
Learn what you don’t know about dementia and so much more…
The number of people with dementia is growing and we want to help make
their lives as normal and as positive as possible. We do this by providing:
- Educational sessions for family carers that help them connect more
effectively with their family member with dementia, so that both the
person with dementia and the carer have an improved quality of life.
Currently these are via Zoom.
- A range of enjoyable dementia embracing community activities such as
our Woodland Wellness Group, Dementia Friendly Walking Groups, and
singing groups, that enable those affected by dementia to stay connected
to their local communities and make new friends.
- A behavioural support service that provides advice to families who are
struggling with problematic behaviours that their relative with dementia
may be displaying.
We also work with health and social care staff and community groups to educate and inspire, so that they are able to respond confidently and positively to people with dementia in a way that maintains and enhances their dignity.
Please follow us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/dignitydementia for our most up-to-date project information.
Our approach is to inform, support and inspire family carers and others. We do this through our ‘Feelings First’ approach to dementia care. We believe that by connecting to the way the person is likely to be feeling at any one time, it can help them to become more content and improve their wellbeing, which in turn then helps the wellbeing of the carer.
Our animations ‘I May Be Forgetful’ and ‘It Doesn’t Take Much To Improve My Day’, and our poem ‘What Do You See Now’ highlights the approach.
What do people think about Dignity In Dementia?
Read what our clients have to say and learn more about what makes us the North West’s leading provider of dementia workshops
Thank you for helping mum and I find each other again. Your help, knowledge and kindness has been invaluable.
This course can make such a positive difference to the life of the carer, as well as the cared-for – definitely sign up.
Dignity in Dementia worked with our domiciliary care workers to help them understand how even in relatively short visits they can provide really good dementia care that connects with the emotions and feelings of our clients and helps them feel more at ease and content.
You might think you understand dementia and how to deal with it, but until you do the programme, you realise there is so much more to learn.
The Dignity in Dementia team came to my care home and provided dementia awareness training which enabled both care and non-care staff to understand that small actions on their part could substantially improve the lives of clients with dementia. I recommend this training for other care organisations supporting individuals with dementia.