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Consumer direction and dementia in the community
March 7, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm| FREE
Consumer Directed Care can present particular challenges for service providers when supporting people living with dementia to remain at home.
In this webinar we will explore the importance of effective partnerships between consumers and service providers in supporting the choices and well-being of people with dementia in their everyday life at home. The special role of music in creating meaningful and enjoyment in everyday life will also be highlighted. In particular, we will identify practical ways to use knowledge about the uniqueness of each person, including their abilities and interests, to tailor support that meets their needs and expectations.
The webinar will also focus on the challenges that commonly cause stress for families and other informal carers and will identify ways to provide effective support as dementia progresses.
Ultimately, effective support for people with dementia to live at home requires effective partnerships, good dementia practice and an approach from service providers that acknowledges ‘we’re all in this together.’