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Activity Therapy Staff Training-Alzheimers/Dementia Dublin Tue 14th June 2022
Activity Therapy for Alzheimers & Dementia Clients.  Staff training using the ImaginationGYM Methodology.

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Price per Participant250.00 Dublin Course 2 Days

Product Code: ATTADD

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This is a staff training course for Registered Nurses/Activity Co-ordinators working in continuing/residential care & day care settings. The course teaches staff how to provide activity therapy for patients with Alzheimer's and Dementia based on the proven ImaginationGYM methodology. Providing activity therapy can be quite a difficult task for many staff and the course will not only teach staff how to deliver effective activity therapy but will also provide evidence and case studies on our research in this area.

This 2 day course is spread over 8 weeks with the completion day on Tuesday 6th September 2022. On-going email, phone and social media support is provided during the 8 week period. At the end of the course staff will be competent in delivering one hour activity workshops for groups of Alzheimer's and Dementia patients on a weekly basis.

A certificate of training is provided for all participants on completion of the course. Refunds: A full refund is available up to 14 days before the commencement of the course. After that the full fee will be allocated against your account for future purchase of training or products from the website, provided cancellation is received 24 hours before commencement of the course.

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  • Dublin West Education Center

    Attendance policy and Certification:

    The two full days training must be attended to get the certification. It is not possible to leave early on either day. If for any important reason (illness or bereavement) that a person is unable to attend a day training they can sit in on another day training in another venue within four months of Day 1 free of charge. After that date, there is a fee of €60 to attend the missing days and get the certification.

    Cancellation Policy:

    A full refund on all bookings is available if cancelled at least 10 days prior to the course commencement.This can be done by phone or email and confirmed by reply from ImaginationGYM®

    This is to facilitate us with confirmation of venue bookings and to free up places for waiting lists. Non-attendance with no cancellation notice or failure to complete the course does not allow for a refund and full payment must be paid.

    Reservation and Payment

    Bookings can be made to 01 6753522 or email We will subsequently issue you with an invoice, which can be settled by cheque or bank transfer. Alternatively, you may book and pay online here. Payments can be made by PayPal and Debit Card and most Credit Cards.

    HSE bookings and payments:

    if confirmed as approved for payment it can be processed and paid for after the course date. 10 days cancellation policy also applies to HSE payments and must be paid for in full if there if we are not informed of non-attendance on the course. We are on the HSE payments system as Bright Child Productions Ltd.

    Individuals and Private Practices:

    Payments must be received with reference number (name or invoice number) 7 days before the Day 1 of the Course being attended. If invoices go to a head office payment system for processing it must be paid 30 days after the Day 1 Course date.

    If payment has not been processed and no cancellation notice given payment in full is still required.

    Payment methods:

    Bank account details for on-line payment:

    Please use reference or invoice number.

    Bright Child Productions Ltd, Allied Irish Banks, 219 Crumlin Road, Dublin 12

    IBAN: IE33 AIBK 9310 2000 888182


    Cheque Payment:

    ImaginationGYM, c/o Rosaleen Durkin, The Elms, Richmond Ave South, Dartry, Dublin 6

  • Additional Information

    • We have been running a research project in St.John’s Community Hospital Enniscorthy, Co.Wexford on the use of our programs with older people with Alzheimer’s and Dementia.. This involved a 7 week research project into the adaptation of the programs for use in an Alzheimer’s ward.
    • The feedback from staff members was very positive and staffs from four wards and the daycare centre were trained to run the workshops as part of their activity therapy schedule.

      We are continuing to research the project and this is providing us with very valuable feedback about where the program can be of most benefit in dealing with the daily issues that arise in the wards.
    • The most important feedback so far is how the staff are using the program to deal with agitation and restlessness in some of the older people in their care. They have had a success story with a man who paced the corridors every day from the time of his admission to hospital and with the help of the program and the work of the staff this pacing has improved hugely with very positive feedback from the man’s family.

      Staff are now working with other older people who need assistance in different areas and we are monitoring what is working best to document it for research purposes.
    • “The sessions as presently structured – story with smells and massage followed by relaxation CD – is really having a calming effect with up to half the group falling asleep. Normally these residents can be very uneasy and the sessions are obviously relaxing and calming. Sessions are taking place on a Friday morning weekly, prior to the weekend when no social activities are scheduled. A definite success.”

    • Activity Therapy Co-ordinator Co.Wexford Hospital.
      (Details available on request)

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