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11th July 2022

Free Online PAL Masterclass – Facilitating ‘Just Right’ Activities for People with Cognitive Impairment


Join our Dementia Care Champion, and Founder of the PAL Tool, Jackie Pool for a FREE & interactive masterclass on the QCS PAL Instrument

Date: 20th July

Time: 1:30pm - 3:00pm


What you will learn:

In this masterclass, Jackie will aim to build your confidence in delivering activities for people at all levels of cognitive ability. This will be achieved by:

  • You understanding the underpinning theory of the PAL Instrument
  • Practicing using the PAL Instrument
  • Exploring how to get the most out of the PAL Guides for individual and group activities
  • Planning how to implement the use of the PAL into your place of work
  • The sharing of ideas and asking of questions to promote discussion and optimum learning

More about the PAL Instrument

The PAL Instrument uses a strengths-based approach, opposed to where we only focus on the difficulties people with dementia might have and disable them. It contains a valid and reliable assessment tool for assessing the overall level of individual cognitive and functional ability.

A PAL Guide that describes how to support the person at that level of ability is produced from the completed assessment. The PAL Instrument is a widely used framework in care settings across the UK and around the world.

You can download the PAL Instrument for free below before joining our masterclass!

Download The PAL for Free


More about the speaker:

Jackie Pool, Dementia Care Champion and Founder of the PAL Tool

Jackie is an Occupational Therapist and has specialised in dementia for over 35 years, working in health and social care in hospitals, care homes and with people at home. She is also the author of the Pool Activity Level (PAL) Instrument and of the book 'From Dementia to Rementia'; a regular speaker at international conferences and, a researcher with the University of Exeter.

Jackie is a strong believer in the importance of engagement in meaningful activity to promote well-being for all. Her role as the Dementia Care Champion for QCS and also as a Visiting Lecturer to post-graduate students at the University of Winchester supports her ongoing passion for learning and sharing knowledge to support those who are living with dementia.


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