dementia dialogue
dementia dialogue
Angelika Welzel-Connolly Founder and Director

Angelika has obtained a Postgraduate Certificate in Dementia Studies at the University of Stirling and an MA in Social-Sciences with the Open University. She has attended various short courses on dementia including ‘Reminiscence in Dementia Care’. She has worked with people with dementia and dual diagnosis over five years as a project manager and dementia advocate. Part of her role as a Dementia Advocate was setting up, co-ordinating and running reminiscence groups for people with dementia in residential care homes and Extra Care Sheltered schemes. She has worked with People with learning disabilities over nine years in various settings and roles, such as a self-advocacy supporter leading and organising self-advocacy groups and managing a small day service project.

Delivered and produced a variety of training programmes, which include:
  • ‘Engaging with People with Dementia’
  • ‘Introduction to Dementia Advocacy’
  • ‘Communication skills and dementia’ interactive training for Activity Co-ordinators and care workers
  • ‘What is Dementia?’ accessible introduction to dementia awareness for people with learning disabilities.
  • ‘Dementia Awareness for GP surgery staff’
  • ‘Knitting for Wellbeing’ workshop, exploring the positive benefits of knitting to enhance wellbeing and interaction.

20th December 2015