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11th April 2016

Group uses power of theatre to deliver innovative dementia training across Wales

A group called Re-Live is using the power of theatre to deliver innovative dementia training aimed at the social care workforce.

The training is based around a bilingual play called Belonging / Perthyd which was written to reflect the real-life experiences of people living with dementia, their families and the working lives of health and social care workers.

The play will tour Wales in May and June - for more information contact Karin Diamond, Re-Live Co-Director
T: 07900 000125

TRAINING COST: £10 per person
TRAINING TIME: 1.5 hours

Enablement teams, care workers, domiciliary care workers, care managers, domiciliary care managers, senior carers, supervisors, day care supervisors, day care workers, social workers, steering groups, strategic officers, volunteers.

Perthyn/Belonging will:
• increase knowledge and understanding about dementia
• remove the myths and stigma surrounding the illness
• address the needs of Welsh language speakers with dementia
• share knowledge about behaviour that can be ‘seen’ as
• validate the health and social care workers experience
• explore the families perspective and new ways of working with
• develop trainees' confidence in connecting with a person with
dementia using non verbal communication skills
• highlight the importance of environment and routine
• promote compassionate communication
• demonstrate the importance of knowing a person’s life story

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