Date(s) - 27/03/2017
10:00 am - 3:30 pm
British Schools Museum
Trainer: Maggie Woodhouse Dementia Practitioner/Trainer West Suffolk NHS Trust
Suitable for: All museum staff, volunteers and trustees.
About 850,000 people in the UK are currently living with dementia, and this figure is set to rise to well over 1 million by the year 2025. What challenges do people with dementia and their carers experience? What can museums do to make their buildings, facilities and activities accessible to people with dementia, their families and carers? This practical session will help you understand more about dementia, and the small changes you can make on a limited budget. Dementia Friends training will be included in the session. Other subjects covered will include:
- What is / what is not normal memory loss
- Different types of dementia
- Communication challenges
- What can we do?
By the end of the session, delegates will :
- Understand the impact of dementia on families and the wider community
- Be able to differentiate between the different types of dementia
- Be confident in communication techniques with people affected by memory loss
- Understand that small changes in our environment and in our attitudes can make a substantial difference the person affected, their families and carers.
Refreshments and lunch will be provided. Please let us know about any dietary requirements when booking your place online.
This event is fully booked.