Christine Elsley

Welcome to Forget Me Not Dementia Training

I have worked in the Health & Social Care sector for over 8 years from community care to care homes. I have also been involved with the running of a day centre which has enabled me to look at different approaches to activities and how they make a difference to a person with dementia.

Forget Me Not Dementia Training was formed in 2011. I wanted to pass on the knowledge I had gained and believed the best way to achieve this was through delivering quality training.

Forget Me Not delivers a professional training service across the region with up to date research and a unique approach. Delivering in care homes, day centre’s, sheltered housing and extra care schemes. Designed to be rewarding and interesting therefore giving a further insight into the world of dementia.

I was appointed Lead Practitioner in Dementia Care for the CHS Group in Cambridge in November 2011.  This role is to provide support, information and  a signposting service for people with dementia their carers and relatives. To help promote independence, well-being, dignity and choice.

I am fully committed and passionate about improving practice and the lives of people with dementia. I believe that excellence in dementia care can be demonstrated by recognising people as individuals and treating people with dignity and compassion.

Qualifications Held

  • Diploma in Dementia Studies (Bradford University 2010)
  • PTTLS Certificate 2011 (NEC Cambridge)
  • NVQ 3 Health & Social Care
  • NVQ 2 Health & Social Care

Continuing Professional Development

  • UK Dementia Congress – November 2016
  • Palliative and End of Life Care 2017
  • Train the Trainer Reminiscences 2017
  • Leadership and Culture Change in Dementia 2017
  • University of Tasmania Preventing Dementia 2017
  • Learning to Use DCM – 2018
  • Dementia and REAL Communication Masterclass 2018

 Memberships

  • Federation of Small Businesses (FSB)
  • National Activity Providers Association (NAPA)