It was an honour to attend Colten Care’s annual ‘Dementia Utopia’ conference on 9th October which brought 80 colleagues together at the AFC Bournemouth stadium.
The theme was ‘Living well with Dementia’ and focused on how all colleagues could ‘make a difference.’
Bonnie Day was privileged to talk about using poetry and activities with those living with dementia and how topics can trigger reminiscence and encourage conversation. Our own original poetry in our books and DVD contain many themes from the past and we have used these successfully in many care homes.
It was a very interesting day, giving support to all colleagues helping them to overcome the challenges associated with dementia and highlighting best practice in care homes.