Written by Active Minds on Wednesday the 27th of November 2013.
Active Minds travelled to Birmingham with a trunk full of dementia activity products and set-up a stand The Care Show on the edges of the Dementia Care Theatre – which meant the Active Minds team got to listen-in on some fascinating talks throughout each of the days!
On day 2 of the show Active Minds’ Founder, Ben Atkinson-Willes spoke at a talk chaired by Sylvie Silver of NAPA (National Association for Providers of Activities for Older People) along with Tim Lloyd-Yeates of Alive!, Robin Comerford of Ellior and Steve Wright of SCIFIT (UK) Ltd, on ‘Activities imroving health and wellbeing in dementia. Successful schemes and their outcomes’.
The panelists answered some pressing questions such as “What are the best examples of incorporating meaningful activities into a care service users life?” and “What outcomes can be achieved when you get it right?”
It is always a great few days of meeting fantastic people and talking more widely about how to improve the lives of those with dementia.
If you came along to see us, thank you, and please keep in touch.