Keynote Theatre

Hosting leading care business experts, our Keynote Theatre are full of successful and acclaimed speakers who have each achieved and succeeded in the care, residential and nursing home sectors. Speakers will share their expertise and experience to offer advice and guidance upon the current challenges facing care businesses, while also discussing the future outlook of the industry.

Wednesday 25th April

Thursday 26th April

11:00 - 11:45

Tips For Facilitating Aggressive Residents

One of the hardest issues carers and loved ones face when tending to a person with dementia is the aggressive outbursts that can occur in physical or verbal forms at extempore times. This session looks at investigating the cause of the aggression while strategically determining the best form of action.

12:00-12:45

Validation Therapy - A New Approach To Dementia

Dementia affects thinking, remembering and reasoning for the sufferer and often conversations can be unfounded and delusional. This session explains a new method of care known as Validation Therapy. By not contradicting and correcting a speaker with dementia, Validation Therapy instead works on strengthening the shared connection by living and co-operating in the moment with the sufferer. This form of therapy excels in developing trusting relationships and preserves the feelings of the sufferer.

13:00 - 13:45

The Power of Music For Dementia Patients

The influence that music can have on dementia sufferers is both powerful and heartwarming. This session looks at how music can be used to communicate with parts of the patient’s damaged brain to unlock previously lost memories and lead to the feeling of unbridled happiness.

14:00 - 14:45

Animal Assisted Therapy

Utilising animals to help dementia and alzheimer sufferers can combat depression and the feeling of loneliness for patients.This movement yields an array of benefits and this session will cover the best ways to incorporate animals within your caring schedule and reveal the rewards it could bring to your patients.

15:00 - 15:45

Improve Your Caring Methods By Using Mnemonics

One of the most effective actions you can do to aid a memory loss sufferer is to implement mnemonic strategies into their day-to-day life. These strategies make it easier to remember facts and information in a variety of ways. Common instances include the act of ‘chunking’ which uses breaking down information and sorting it into easy to remember groups. This session will look at the various types of mnemonic strategies and look at how you can use each method to accommodate a patient in need.

16:00 - 16:45

Dealing With The Stress Of Being A Carer

One of the most demanding jobs in the world is that of a carer. The role requires complete dedication to tend to a patient’s needs and help them live their life to the fullest possible extent. The stress and strain caused by the pressure of the job can have adverse effects upon the worker. This session is aimed to develop the understanding of how to face such challenges within the care sector and the best way to utilise stress reduction techniques.