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Caring about Sudden or Extreme Confusion (Delirium)

14 March 2020
10:00am - 4:30pm
The Eaton Hotel, 279 Hagley Road, Birmingham B16 9NB   View map

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Are you helping to take care of a friend or family member with dementia who may be experiencing sudden or extreme confusion (delirium)?

 

On this one-day course we’ll explore the topic of delirium a common condition which can occur for people with dementia when they become unwell, increasing levels of confusion and decreasing mental abilities and overall function. As it has similar symptoms to dementia, it can easily go unnoticed. Delirium can also have lasting consequences after the condition has been treated – for both you and the person with dementia.  This may include feelings of stress, exhaustion and anxiety.

 

This one-day course will provide the opportunity to learn more about delirium and acute confusion. Our experienced healthcare professionals will help you to recognise the signs and symptoms, understand prevention strategies, how to access the correct treatment and ways in which families and friends can help each other to feel less overwhelmed and more supported.

 

For more information on what will happen on the day and to find out if this course is suitable for your needs, please follow this link.

 

If this course is fully booked please email us at support@dementiacarers.org.uk or ring us on 020 3096 7895 to join the waiting list and we’ll get you on a course as soon as possible.

 

As a charity we do not make a profit. It costs us £125 per person to deliver the course, including lunch. We do not want anyone to be excluded from our services so we are not charging a fee for our courses. Therefore, we invite course participants (or their employers) to donate to the charity on completion of the course, if they are able to. A donation of £5 pays for a coffee break for a carer, £15 pays for a carer’s lunch and £300 pays for an expert course facilitator for a day. All donations, big or small, make such a difference.

 

Donation forms will be provided at our courses. You can also donate using the donate button at the top right corner of this web page.

 

Please note that our team recommend that you attend all sessions of this one-day course. Every element of the programme has being researched and planned and arriving late or leaving early will affect the benefits of the course for you and other attendees. If you are unable to attend all sessions, our team will work with you to find an alternative date that works better for you.