Welcome to Finding the Light in Dementia
It is our mission to educate health and social care professionals, public sector workers, volunteers, families and members of the public about how dementia affects people, and how we can support them in our communities and care settings to live well and meaningful lives through our training, courses and consultancy.
Some proceeds from our resources go to the Dementia Engagement and Empowerment Project, Lewy Body Society, BRACE and Alzauthors.
Finding the Light in Dementia: A Guide for Families, Friends & Caregivers
Course for Families, Friends & Caregivers plus Complimentary Wellbeing Hub
Training for all Staff Working with People Living with Dementia
My name is Jane M. Mullins and I am a dementia nurse consultant, and have worked with people who have dementia and their families for over 30 years. My experience includes:
Supporting people through their diagnosis in memory clinics
Providing support and advice throughout all stages of their condition while living at home
Being a care assistant and registered nurse in a care home
Managing a care home
Caring for people in hospital wards
Researching with people to help them get their voices heard for my PhD and further research
Developing a Suitcase of Memories, using multisensory reminiscence with couples to help them communicate and stay connected through my work as a Researcher at the Awen Institute, Swansea University
My book, training and courses have been developed over many years, to help all people living with dementia, their families, staff and caregivers understand how dementia can affect a person, how they experience the world around them and how we can care WITH them.
Through these resources, you will learn how to identify their needs and work with their strengths. You will learn to care with confidence throughout all stages of the condition, as well as care for yourself.
Whether you’re a family caregiver or health and social care professional, Finding the Light in Dementia can help you.
By working closely with members of the Dementia Engagement and Empowerment Project (people who are living with dementia), Meri Yaadain, Alzauthors and leading professionals and researchers in the field, we share our culturally sensitive, evidence based knowledge, and expertise.
You can also read my blogs here.
“Caring for Mum who has Alzheimer’s had been made much easier after reading this book. Practical suggestions that family and paid carers can work on together has created greater consistency of care. Mum is happier and less anxious. Brilliant resource. Highly recommended” Angharad.
Here Are Some of Our Contributors to All of Our Resources
Finding the Light in Dementia, a Guide for Families, Friends and Caregivers
By Dr Jane M Mullins, Dementia Nurse Consultant
“It’s absolutely amazing, I think it should be compulsory reading for everybody at the start of dementia. I wish it had been around when my husband started developing it”