Carers Learning Groups by Alzheimer’s & Dementia Support Service
- Are you caring for someone living with Dementia?
- Do you need to find out more about the condition?
- Do you need advice about, and support with, your role as a Carer?
Our Carers Learning Groups run throughout the year, in different areas, and cover topics such as:
- Dementia – what is it?
- Communication – how does Dementia affect communication?
- Behaviours – why do some people do the things that they do?
- The Carers role – why it is important that you take care of yourself?
- Support – what is out there that can help you?
The courses generally run over 5 weeks, with 3 hour sessions each week, with resource material and fact-sheets, and information from guest speakers.
People generally do not expect to be Carers but a diagnosis of Dementia can change you from a wife or a husband to a Carer, from a daughter or son to a Carer, often with little understanding of how this will affect you and the person living with Dementia.
The Carers Learning Group course is designed to help support you in your role as Carer for someone living with Dementia.
We will explain about the different illnesses that cause the condition, how it can impact on the way some people may behave (and the reasons for this), how to manage if a person starts to lose their communication skills or forget words, and offer you different techniques and skills to help you to manage.
We invite different specialists to come and speak to you, and to answer your questions, on a varying range of subjects from legal advice, benefits advice, how to make your home a Dementia ‘safe’ environment, and advice from specialist Dementia Nurses.
Your role as Carer can be a very stressful one and we aim to help you to look at ways of coping, to make sure that you take care of yourself as well as the person you are caring for.
Whether you are caring for someone who has recently developed Dementia or have been caring for someone for many years, these courses can help.
For more information, call us on 01474 533990, or visit our www.alz-dem.org
Alzheimer’s & Dementia Support Services registered charity No. 1024385