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Carer Training Course – Positive Approach to Care


5:30 pm / 7:30 pm

Are you caring for someone living with dementia? 

Book here: Positive Approach to Care Course 2023 (

or contact Karen Wilson on 0191 500 6011 email

We are pleased to be able to offer you the opportunity to
attend a 3-session course Via Zoom full of useful information and
techniques to help you to manage what can be a challenging
caring role. The Course Tutor is Amy Smith from TEWV NHS
Trust who has a wealth of knowledge, skills and experience
to share.
You will have the opportunity to ask questions, engage in
discussions and learn from others. Session content will be
influenced by the things you would like to discuss and will
also include training in relation to the Positive Approach to
The Positive Approach to Care™ concept has been
developed by Teepa Snow, an internationally renowned
leading educator on dementia and the care that
accompanies it. As an occupational therapist with 40 years’
experience of clinical practice Teepa Snow’s approach
demonstrates how to support people living with dementia
by equipping both formal and informal Carers with specific
skills aimed at increasing understanding of what it is like to
live with dementia. Her approach is focused on care delivery,
rather than theories.
Positive Approach to Care™ training focusses on what skills
remain, rather than what is lost. It explains the changes in
the brain and why people living with dementia may behave
in a certain way and supports the care giver to appreciate
what it is like to live with dementia, to accept the person
with dementia is unable to change but that the caregiver
can be flexible in their approach to make care giving easier
by matching the approach with the specific needs of the individual.

These sessions will be held Via Zoom
Wednesdays January 25th, February 1st and February 8th
2023 from 5.30pm – 7.30pm

We are pleased to be offering the opportunity to attend
a Face to Face course in April 2023 in Bishop Auckland –
dates, times and venue yet to be confirmed. Please contact
Karen on 0191 5006011 or via email karen.wilson@dccarers.
org if you are interested. Thank you.