Dementia Activity Masterclasses

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    Date(s) - 02/02/2018
    9:15 am - 5:30 pm

    Talbot Hotel Stillorgan


    This course is now full!


    Date: Friday February 2nd

    Venue: Talbot Hotel Stillorgan

    Times: 9.00-5.00pm



    Life Story boards (Morning Only)                                                                          €75

    Getting ready for Christmas and planning for Spring (Afternoon Only)                €75

    One Day Ticket (Full day)                                                                                      €150


    Life Story Boards (9:15am – 1:00pm):

    Life story is critical to understanding a person and designing activities that support their physical and psychological wellbeing. Learn how to create resources and life story boards, which suggest daily activities to enhance a person’s physical and psychological wellbeing.

    Learning outcomes from this masterclass:

    • Understanding what makes up an individual
    • Learning how to identify and source information, photographs and keepsakes that tap into a person’s retained memories and life story
    • Knowing what resources work best, including music for happiness
    • Being able to work as a team to combine life story elements efficiently
    • Learning how to create life story boards to support enhanced daily life


    Planning for Spring – Tailored activities on a shoestring (1:45pm – 5:30pm):

    This hands-on masterclass provides participants with the knowledge, direction and ideas to create resource-rich, individual materials for daily use.

    Learning outcomes from this masterclass include:

    • Creating and sourcing materials easily for enhancing the environment
    • Discovering how hands on skills are meaningful, and worth maintaining
    • Unlocking and engaging with all residents gently through all senses
    • Encouraging attendees to develop practical skills to support their work