Stop, Look and Listen Workshop - 25th March 2015

Stop, look and listen
Supporting people with dementia and their families at the end of life

Stop, Look and Listen Workshop

 

Attendance at this event was worth 6 external non-clinical CPD credits.

Date:
  Wednesday 25th March 2015

Location: The Fitzpatrick Building, The National Council for Palliative Care, 188-194 York Way, London, N7 9AS

Programme: View the full event programme

All event attendees received a free copy of the Dying Matters 'Time to talk, Doc?' DVD worth £35!

Presentation slides:
To view the presentation slides from the event please click on the titles below:

Setting the scene – The principles and challenges of communicating with people with dementia and their families
Anita Hayes, Programme Delivery Lead End of Life Care, Mental Health and Dementia, NHS Improving Quality

& Dr Jackie Morris, Consultant Physician & Honorary Research Associate, University College London Medical School; Honorary Senior Fellow School of Community & Health Sciences, City University London; and Vice President, the Patients Association

Our work regarding dementia and what we have learnt regarding communicating to those with dementia and their families
Martina Kane, Senior Policy Officer, Alzheimer’s Society

Practical group work session: A carers perspective – the importance of communicating effectively with people with dementia
Barbara Pointon MBE, former carer 

Group work activity – putting yourself in the shoes of someone with dementia or their next of kin
Anita Hayes & Dr Jackie Morris

Sharing our work and learning
Debbie Pegram, Ward Manager, St Joseph’s Hospice

Interactive session: Using Dying Matters materials and resources to help
Joe Levenson, Director of Communications, The National Council for Palliative Care & the Dying Matters Coalition

About this Workshop:

Effective communication skills are crucial to providing good care for people approaching the end of their lives and in particular, for those with dementia. Dementia is a complex condition and communication can be challenging, but there are many ways to make sure that you are able to understand and communicate with each other.

This interactive workshop with national experts explored the principles and challenges of communicating with people with dementia at the end of life, and those close to them. Delegates gained practical skills on applying these techniques to enable them to deliver the best care. 

Practical presentations and group work sessions at this Workshop included:

- Setting the scene – The principles and challenges of communicating with people with cognitive impairment or dementia
- Practical group work session: A carers perspective – the importance of communicating effectively with people with dementia
- Group work activity – putting yourself in the shoes of someone with dementia
- Interactive session: Using Dying Matters materials and resources to help 

At this event delegates...

- Explored the principles of good communication and its importance in providing good care 
- Learnt how to encourage people with dementia to communicate in the easiest way for them
- Developed techniques for listening to and understanding people with dementia at the end of life
- Took part in practical exercises to help you understand the person and carers perspectives
- Left feeling more confident about communicating with people with dementia at the end of life, and  those close to them