Washing, dressing and personal care
Personal care activities such as getting washed and dressed may become more difficult for a person with dementia. This has a big impact if you are looking after them and dealing with their daily needs.
This online session allows us to explore together some of the difficulties that may occur and the reasons for this.
We use Tom Kitwood’s model of person-centred care as we investigate the impact this has on someone’s experience of personal care activities.
Our health and care professionals will also share strategies to overcome some of the difficulties. We will support you in your caring role to encourage the person with dementia to be as independent as possible.
We will be sharing ideas, resources and experiences with each other and having an opportunity to consider your own needs as a carer.
The session is for you if you would like to …
- Explore the different needs an individual has in personal care activities
- Consider strategies that will support positive personal care interactions
- Spend time with experienced healthcare professionals who will answer your questions in a safe and supportive environment
- Meet other people who are taking care of a friend or family member with dementia who maybe having similar experiences