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Positive Approach to Care


10:30 am / 12:30 pm

To book a place please contact Karen Wilson on 0191 500 6011 or email or book here:
Are you caring for someone living with dementia?
We are pleased to be able to offer you the opportunity to attend a 3 session course full of useful information and techniques to help you to manage what can be a challenging caring role. The Course Tutor is Amy Smith who, in her role as Lead Occupational Therapist with TEWV NHS Trust Older Persons Mental Health Services, 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 Care™
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.
We are pleased to be offering this opportunity Face to Face
Mondays – September 12th, 19th and 26th from 10.30am – 12.30pm
In the Chamber, Seaham Town Hall, Stockton Road, Seaham SR7 0HP
To book a place on either course please contact Karen Wilson on 0191 500 6011 or email You are advised to attend all three sessions. If your caring role would limit you from attending we may be able to arrange a sitting service for the person you are caring for – please contact Karen to discuss.