Wellbeing and Museums: Engaging with those living with dementia, Armagh (Training)

Posted: Sunday, 06 March 2016

The Northern Ireland Museums Council's workshop 'Wellbeing and Museums: Engaging with those living with dementia' will be held on 26th April 2016 at Armagh Public Library.

This training session is useful for all those working in the museum sector and in particular those in a visitor facing role developing and delivering community engagement programmes/activities. The session will explore what dementia is and how museums can meet the needs of those living with this condition and their carers. Guidance will be explored as to how museum environments can be adapted to facilitate the needs of these individuals and consideration will be given as to the planning and delivery of sessions and activities specifically targeted to support those living with dementia. The day will include an example of activities recently undertaken in a local museum alongside the opportunity to develop a plan for post-training action.

Trainer: Staff from the Alzheimer's Society's Dementia Friendly Communities Project. The day will include a Case Study from Catherine Scott, Fermanagh County Museum. Input also anticipated from local dementia support workers and service users.

Cost: £30 members, £60 non-members.

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