Finding the Light in Dementia® Training.
Welcome and may I congratulate you on taking your first step to your Finding the Light in Dementia® Training
Finding the Light in Dementia® is created by myself, Jane M Mullins, people living with dementia, their families, caregivers and leading professionals and researchers in the field.
- Finding the Light in Dementia® is different from other dementia training programmes as it also offers a strong self-development ethos throughout with enjoyable activities and reflective practice.
- Accredited training available via an online platform 24/7, 365 days a year for all staff for one affordable price. Mapped to occupational standards, Good Work, NHS training standards – All staff can access the training, wellbeing hub and additional resources anytime and anywhere to suit their busy lives.
- A strong self-development ethos underpins the whole of the training including reflective practice, enjoyable activities and access to a wellbeing hub with self-care and grief and bereavement resources – Helps develop a resilient, knowledgeable workforce that will contribute to staff retention.
- Created with people who have dementia, families and caregivers and delivered through films, animations, presentations and podcasts – Accessible, enjoyable, sustainable real-life learning for all learning styles and levels.
- Created by a dementia nurse specialist with over 30 years dementia nursing and research experience plus lecturing in health and social care and professional development. Includes masterclasses with leading professionals and researchers in the field – To share up to date knowledge, best practice and evidence based to positively impact practice.
- Created in collaboration with Meri Yaadain to ensure training is culturally inclusive, accessible and relevant for all.
- Each module has an activity book, reflective journal and on completion of a test, a certificate.
Communicating & Connecting
Using Memories to Keep in Touch
Creating a Calm Safe Place
Understanding Moods, Emotions & Responses
I am Still Me!
In addition to the training films, animations, podcasts and presentations all trainees have access to our Wellbeing Hub, Activity Books and Resources section:
For examples of our training materials please go to the Resources section on the website
This course is appropriate for all including:
Health and Social Care Professionals
Third Sector Staff
All people in contact with people living with dementia
“This book is a little life saver for people who have dementia and their caregivers, families and friends. I think it should be given out by every professional who gives the initial diagnosis. People need something to grasp, and the sensitivity, simplicity and emotion contained in this book may help them cope better.”
Lorraine Morgan, Nurse Gerontologist
People enrolling on this course receive…
Access to 6 modules which include:
Access to Wellbeing Hub
Access to Additional Links & Resources
Finding the Light in Dementia® Training
Dr. Jane M. Mullins is a dementia nurse consultant who has devoted over 30 years to the study and practice of dementia care. Through listening to and supporting people and their families during and following their diagnosis in memory clinics, caring for people who have dementia in hospital and in care homes, she has helped people throughout all of the stages of their condition. When managing a Care Home, she has supported their transition from home to residential care using life stories as a guide to planning their life and care throughout their remaining years. This has included supporting their partners, families and friends. Her particular passions are finding ways to communicate with people who have dementia through music, art and nature as a way to helping them feel well and valued.
Jane has uncovered certain common features that may help caregivers and the people they care for find better ways of coping, you can find these in her book: Finding the Light in Dementia, a Guide for Families, Friends and Caregivers. Her extensive practice experience is backed up by expert knowledge gained from studying for Her PhD; A suitcase full of memories: a sensory ethnography of dementia and keeping up to date as a researcher at the Awen Institute, Swansea University. Here, she explores sensory, creative and intuitive ways of communicating with those living with dementia.
Dr Jane M. Mullins,
- Mullins, J.M., Tales, A., Musselwhite, C., Rich, N., 2022, “Rekindling couplehood” using a multisensory suitcase of memories: A pilot study of people living with moderate dementia and their partners, Ageing & Society.
- Mullins, Jane M. Book Review: “Wandering the Wards: An Ethnography of Hospital Care and its Consequences for People Living with Dementia.” (2021): 14713012211054370.
- Hopkinson, J.B., King, A., Mullins, J., Young, L., Kumar, S., Hydon, K., Muthukrishnan, S., Elliott, F. and Hopkinson, M., 2021. What happens before, during and after crisis for someone with dementia living at home: A systematic review. Dementia, 20(2), pp.570-612.
- Mullins, J.M., 2021. Book Review: Alison Milne (2020). Mental Health in Later Life: Taking a Lifecourse Approach. Bristol: Policy Press, 360 pp. ISBN 9781447305712 (paperback). International Journal of Ageing and Later Life, 15(1), pp.193-196.
- Burholt, V., Davies, J., Boyd, M., Mullins, J.M., Shoemark, E.Z. and Centre for Ageing, Dementia Research, Expert Review Group on Continence, Dementia, 2020. A research agenda for promoting continence for people living with dementia in the community: Recommendations based on a critical review and expert‐by‐experience opinion. Journal of Clinical Nursing.
- Mullins, J. and Fitch, F., 2019. Diagnosis by request: A self referral memory clinic. Journal of Dementia Care, 8(2), pp.30