Understanding the role of communication and interactions with individuals who have dementia

Dementia Pathfinders FREE Training Day

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23rd July 2019 09.15 - 15.30 Oldbury Click Here


Dementia Pathfinders, in partnership with Agewell CIC, is pleased to offer free places on the this training day as part of the Kingfisher Buddies project, funded by the Big Lottery ‘Reaching Communities’ Fund.


Learning Outcomes:

  • Understand the factors that can influence communication and interaction with individuals who have dementia
  • Understand how a person-centred approach may be used to encourage positive communication with individuals with dementia
  • Understand the factors which can affect interactions with individuals with dementia.


Trainer: Sylvia Cowleard Sylvia has been self-employed providing training to the care sector since 2004, devising and delivering creative, interactive and experience led programmes of training to effect positive change of practice within the care setting. All activities ensure an approach that is diverse, enabling and inspiring. She has developed and delivered a dementia pathway to support the QCF Level 2 Diploma and a Level 3 Dementia Certificate on behalf of Hampshire County Council and continues to develop and deliver dementia qualification programmes of training.

In addition to delivering sessions in a training room, Sylvia has coached and mentored carers and home managers, working alongside them to ensure best practice. She has first-hand experience as a carer enabling her to relate to different perspectives of care. More recently Sylvia has been involved in working with people with young onset dementia and their families and has devised and delivered training specific to young onset dementia. Sylvia has experience of working with a variety of organisations including local authorities, private and independent organisations and charities such as Hampshire County Council, London Boroughs of Lewisham and Barnet, Abbeyfield Society, Dementia Pathfinders, Support in Dementia, Sovereign Care, Signature and Dementia UK.


For further information please contact info@dementiapathfinders.org