In 2016 Dementia Adventure were invited to deliver training to the Methodist Homes (MHA) ‘Live at Home Scheme’ in Horsforth, West Yorkshire. The training was funded by the Big Lottery’s ‘Time to Shine’ fund who’s aim is ‘Fulfilling Lives: Ageing Better’. The training introduced dementia awareness with an emphasis on sensory perception and benefits of connection with nature, and it included an introduction to planning & leading dementia inclusive walks and other activities.
Dementia Adventure have recently completed a successful, pilot training project with Care Farming UK. Care Farming is the therapeutic use of farming practices to provide health, social or educational care services to a range of individuals such as people living with dementia, children with learning difficulties and people suffering with depression.
We have been delivering a series of ‘Thinking Differently about Dementia Non Clinical Falls Prevention’ training sessions in care homes around Essex. The sessions have been eye opening and ‘inspiring’ as we have sought to enable delegates to get into the mindset of someone with dementia and look at non clinical ways to reduce falls.