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WHAT I DO

People can live well with dementia when presented with the opportunity to re-discover or retain old interests and to develop new experiences that build on their strengths.

I will help plan and facilitate a schedule of activities and pastimes that are pleasurable and meaningful for the person with dementia. This plan can change as the condition changes. Some of these activities may be at home, others out in the community and are always one to one.

I also work well with people who are in supported living or residential settings.

The true focus is not about the activity itself but the quality of the interaction and the feelings it leaves behind.

The most important thing we have to give is our attention and time. I can enable the person to carry out everyday tasks at home, which, without a little help and time may be out of reach, such as:

  • Cooking and baking
  • Gardening
  • Housework
  • Caring for pets

    I can also help reduce loneliness and isolation by enabling the person to play their part in the local community by:

  • Meeting up with friends and family
  • Going on day trips
  • Keeping up with much loved hobbies and pastimes
  • Remaining an active member of their religious community
  • Participating in group activities

    LIFE STORY WORK

    The development of a Life Story Book is also offered as part of this unique service or as an independent commission. Life Story work can be used to help develop a better understanding of someone's needs and wishes so that care can be provided in a person- centred way. It provides a valuable insight into the life of the person with dementia and helps to encourage better communication and relationships between the person, family carers and staff who are providing care.

    What is the cost?

    £15 per hour (minimum of 2 hour blocks - unless for life story work only).The first 10 miles travelling to an activity are included. Additional mileage will be charged at 40p per mile. Alternatively, you could insure me to drive your car. All day and half day bookings are also available, as are evening bookings with advance notice. Bank Holiday sessions are charged at £22.50 per hour.

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    Membership No: 34729