Dementia Workshop for Family Carers Faversham
No Place Like Home was established in 2012 as a direct result of Alison’s own family experience of living with her father’s dementia. The service focuses on enjoyment and quality of life.
A key success factor in supporting people to live well with dementia at home is getting to know a person at the earliest possible stage following their diagnosis so that they become used to having a little additional support in their lives.
Also, where there are Family Carers at home, it is vital that they fully understand and support our No Place Like Home approach in looking after their loved one.
The idea to create a Dementia Workshop specifically designed for Family Carers sprang from this desire to bring the family and our service closer together.
Furthermore, in order to benefit more people, the Dementia Workshop is offered free to any other local Family Carers who might like to attend.
At just 3-hours long, the workshop is designed to ‘fit in’ with Carers’ busy lives and caring duties. It is intended to complement rather than to replace other Memory Clinic courses.
The content of the workshop was developed in association with No Place Like Home’s accredited Dementia Trainer.
Apart from discussing some of the commonest causes of dementia and gaining some insight into what it might feel like to have dementia, the workshop explores how to enhance communication and to help a person live well with dementia on a day-to-day basis.
Family Carers are also provided with reading lists of key dementia publications (from Christ Church University’s Bookshop) and booklets provided by Alzheimer’s Society and Alzheimer’s Research UK (for whom Alison and Leslie are both recognised Champions).
For more information, contact: Alison Carter on 01795 597983 or see www.noplacelikehome.eu