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 Pioneering training resource is a finalist in the National Dementia Care Awards 2020.

PRESS RELEASE Life Story Network is celebrating reaching the final for Outstanding Dementia Care Resource Award for Knowing Me Pro! training.  Knowing Me Pro! training was developed to focus on the co-existence of dementia, delirium and depression and how these three conditions interact, causing distress to the person and challenge to professional care staff. As well as looking at how Dementia, Depression and Delirium relate to each other, the training resource includes other modules:
  • Relationship Based, Person Centred Care
  • Supporting Family Carers and Friends
  • Meaningful Activity and Occupation
  • Sensory Loss
  • End of Life Care
The tailored training improves the cared for experience of those with dementia, delirium or depression leading to a safer and more comfortable environment for those living in a care home, the community or in hospital.  It also supports family carers in their understanding and be reassured that staff are well trained. Life Story Network promotes the value of using life stories to empower and improve the wellbeing of often overlooked communities or people. The work of Life Story Network considerably enhances the quality of care, and support, delivered through embedding a human rights-based approach. Jean Tottie, Chair of Life Story Network and winner of the Lifetime Achievement in Dementia Care award in 2018 said, “We are immensely proud of the work that has gone in to developing this unique resource to help front line staff in health and care, along with family carers, to increase their knowledge in understanding the inter-relationships of dementia, depression and delirium – the 3Ds. This will make a huge difference to families affected by dementia getting the timely treatment and support they need and avoiding unnecessary hospital admission.” The winners of the National Dementia Care Awards will be announced at the virtual Awards Presentation on Thursday 12th November 2020.   If you would like to find out how Knowing Me Pro! can help you, please contact   About the Awards:   The National Dementia Care Awards is an annual event organised by The Journal of Dementia Care, a multidisciplinary journal for all professional staff working with people with dementia, in hospitals, nursing and residential care homes, day units and the community. The awards were created to recognise the very best people in the dementia care sector, whose exceptional work and contributions make better, person-centred care a reality. There were 16 categories to enter overall and there were four or five finalists in each category. All finalists are reviewed by two independent judges for each category. For more information and all categories, please visit       Media Contacts   Event Team Email:   Phone: 020 7720 2109       About Life Story Network Life Story Network (LSN) aims to transform society through the power of life stories, to unlock people’s potential and improve their wellbeing. We value the experiences of people and communities, provide them with opportunities to be heard through the power of life stories.   Our work with people with dementia has shown that the phrase “Dementia sufferers”, or using the word suffering to describe dementia has a strongly negative view from people with the condition.  We would request that you avoid using the phrase in headlines or in any article you publish to combat the negative way that people with dementia feel the condition is described.       Find out more about the wok of Life Story Network, visit   Tel: 0151 237 2669 / Mobile: 0771 9986951       ENDS###

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