Life, love and laughter.
She has a special and enduring interest in the care of support of people living with dementia, their families, and the staff who work alongside them. She is especially motivated by an interest in how people in receipt of care and support spend their day; she believes creating opportunities for meaningful interaction and companionship is central to good quality care and support In all settings.
It is fabulous to see the changes that have taken place within care home services – especially in terms of meeting intellectual needs. The most successful services understand the importance of providing opportunities that help people remain engaged with ‘life’. Participating in fun and interesting things to do every day.
Much of my work has been in developing the quality of life for people who live with dementia. As well as training care teams in the provision of dementia care I introduced the Bucks Dementia Care Forum. This is a forum that provides an educational and supportive resource for anyone involved with or affected by dementia.
I am a social worker by profession with a post graduate diploma in dementia studies, an advanced dementia care mapping certificate and training qualification with Dementia Care Matters.
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Julian Van Loxton