Raj Kapoor and Caroline Hayden-Wright
Prior to joining Alzheimer’s Society as Head of Training in December 2014, Raj was previously Head of Commercial Services with the national Mental health charity Mind and spent 10 years as Head of Training with the National Housing Federation. He is also a qualified trainer and has worked with hundreds of organisations across different sectors.
An associate trainer with Alzheimer’s Society, Caroline''s current focus is on the development and delivery of dementia training. Prior to running her own business she worked as an Occupational Therapist from 1986 to 2000,
becoming Head Occupational Therapist on Medical and Elderly Care wards. The role focused on the assessment and treatment of older people with medical conditions. This included people living with dementia, people with cognitive difficulties and those with a range of long term conditions such as heart disease and stroke. people living in the community with dementia and those with cognitive problems following a stroke.
“Are you just trying to be difficult?”
We all experience stress and distress in different ways but we can use logic and reasoning to understand our feelings. How might this experience be different for a person living with dementia? The session will look at the triggers for distressed behaviour and the reality for that person. We will look at this from the view point of people living with dementia, family members and care staff and how they connect to each other. This interactive session will examine behaviour as a form of communication and seek to examine new approaches to support people with dementia with complex needs.