RADIQL™ is the unique dementia intervention methodology developed by Age Exchange. RADIQL™ uses a unique combination of skilled expertise and Reminiscence Arts practice to archive real measurable improvement on the lives of people and their carers who are living with dementia.
For your service
We deliver weekly group sessions. We also provide one-to-one support as part of end of life and physically restricted participants . Group sessions are co-facilitated by two trained RAPs, supported by one or two care staff.
Sessions may follow a general theme, or be weekly themed around each group member’s personal history or interest. Sometimes there may be one theme that runs throughout the programme, such as an event, a type of music or a hobby. As the work is based on person-centred research RAPs are flexible about the choice of activities and the theme. Usually there is a warm up and warm down, specialist materials and sometimes there is an output such as a play, film, visual art, music. The art forms used range from music, visual art, drama, dance and movement.
For your staff
We offer staff working in dementia care settings three levels of training:
(aimed at any staff member in contact with dementia users)
A one day introduction to RADIQL methodology and dementia care including:
- Understanding behaviour in dementia
- Reminiscence Arts and dementia
- Understanding a person-centred approach
(aimed at front line staff, care givers, activity co-ordinators and service providers)
How to deliver Reminiscence Sessions – by the end of this course staff should be able to deliver two simple RADIQL group sessions
- Half day action planning workshop
- Mentoring from Reminiscence Arts Practioners
- Experimental practice of different sessions