Forthcoming courses from Dementia Pathfinders

Posted by on September 15, 2016 in Information & Advice | 0 comments



One-day training course

‘Yoga & Wellbeing for People with Dementia’

Tuesday 27th September 2016 – London

This one-day training course is suitable for family and formal caregivers, yoga teachers, psychologists, therapists, support workers and anyone working with people with dementia or acquired brain injury.

Prior yoga experience is not necessary. In order to appreciate the benefits of yoga for people with dementia, it is important to experience the practice of gentle yoga postures and movements in a mindful way. The symptoms which cause distress and challenges in caregiving can be relieved through mindful yoga, adapted to the needs of people with progressive and fluctuating cognitive impairment.

The course is also suitable for people experienced in the practice of yoga who are working with people with a diagnosis of dementia and would like to understand more about living with dementia and explore ways in which they can adapt their teaching for this client group.

In the following article, Clare Morris describes how yoga can help in forming therapeutic partnerships, supporting anxious and disoriented people to make sense of the world around them. How yoga can promote therapeutic relationships

For full course information, dates, price and details on how to book, please click here:

Yoga & Wellbeing

About the trainer: Clare Morris

Clare has a background in Speech & Language Therapy and is a UKCP registered psychotherapist. Clare has worked with people with dementia and their families for 25 years. Personal Construct Psychology (PCP) is the theoretical underpinning for her work: a creative approach to understanding how people in any context make sense of the world around them. In addition to training professionals working in health, organisational and business settings in the application of PCP, Clare is involved in developing therapeutic approaches for people with dementia and their families. She has a counselling and psychotherapy practice, providing both a generic service and a specialist service for people affected by all forms of acquired brain injury and their families.

Two-day training course

‘Therapeutic Massage in Dementia’

Thursday 29th & Friday 30th September 2016 – London

Dementia Pathfinders is pleased to offer this two-day course, bought to you in partnership with 

The London College of Beauty Therapy.

This course is suitable for anyone who is currently working with older people and people with dementia. No prior qualification or experience in massage is required.

There is a growing evidence base that the wellbeing of people living with dementia can be significantly improved through the use of therapeutic touch and massage.

Massage can help people living with dementia retain independence for longer, maintain engagement in everyday activities and improve overall quality of life – The Federation of Holistic Therapists

The course, which will provide an introduction to hand, arm, leg and foot massage, is made up of a combination of teaching, demonstrations and plentiful opportunities for learners to practise the skills they have learnt.

The course will include sessions on the following dementia topics:

What is dementia? (Physical and psychological signs and symptoms)

Dementia and well-being (Person centred care and communication)

Dementia and associated conditions (Stroke, Parkinson’s, Diabetes etc)

For full course information, dates, price and details on how to book, please click here:

Therapeutic Massage 

About the trainer: Sophie Carr

Sophie teaches at the London College of Beauty Therapy and oversees the Therapeutic Massage course. During her career Sophie has treated many clients with massage, including people with dementia, and has seen the physical and psychological benefits.

If you wish to contact us, please email or

Tel 0845 257 2250

All of our open courses are available as ‘in-house’ commissions, please get in touch if you would like further information.

Source: Dementia Pathfinders Team


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