Community Talks with Dinah

Dinah is our Training Coordinator and is a Registered Nurse. If you are looking for a speaker for your community group or club Dinah, is available and would love to meet you.

Dementia Awareness – City & Guilds Assured

Dementia touches all our lives in one way or another. This interactive talk begins with the message that Dementia is NOT a normal part of ageing but is the result of a disease process within the brain. It explores the different types, how they present and their impact on day-to-day life. We hope it will challenge any misconceptions and promote the message that it is possible to LIVE WELL with dementia.

Parkinson’s Explained – developed in partnership with Parkinson’s UK

This talk examines Parkinson’s and how it can affect everyday life. It focusses on how to help people living with this condition and explores what support is available. It also challenges some of the myths around Parkinson’s and identifies sources of help in the local community.

Scam Awareness and Fraud Prevention

Anyone can be caught out by scammers. It is estimated that during the past year alone there have been some 800,000 reported incidences of fraudulent activity and almost 85% of these involved cyber-fraud. Criminals are becoming more sophisticated in how they use technology to extend their activities. But that doesn’t mean anyone has to become a victim. Home is the one place where you should feel safe, so this talk aims to equip you with the tools to identify fraudulent activity and protect yourself and your loved ones.

Autism Awareness

Autism is a spectrum condition and affects people in different ways. Like all people, autistic people have their own strengths and weaknesses. Autism is a lifelong developmental disability which can affect how people communicate and interact with the world. More than one in 100 people are on the autism spectrum and there are around 700,000 autistic adults and children in the UK. This talk describes some of the characteristics of autism and looks at how to relate best with autistic people.

Looking After Your Mental Health

It is believed that 1 in 4 people will experience difficulties with their mental health during their lifetime. Thankfully it is no longer a taboo subject, and we are encouraged to talk openly about the challenges we may face. This talk focusses on how to take care of your own mental health and how to support others.

Home Instead South Lakes

There is a popular saying and belief that ‘home is where the heart’ is and at Home Instead South Lakes we truly believe that continuing to live at home in the place you know and love is the most comfortable solution as you age. This informative talk will introduce you to Home Instead South Lakes, the services we provide and what makes us stand apart from other care companies.

Nutrition in Later Life

What we eat and drink has a major effect on our health and wellbeing. It is estimated that 1 in 10 older people may be at risk of malnutrition and it is often referred to as a ‘silent problem.’ This informative talk looks at the ways we can recognise malnutrition and where to find help and support. It also suggests how to get into good habits to ensure we stay well and enjoy life.