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


Delirium is 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.  Since 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 course will provide the opportunity to learn more about delirium and acute confusion. Our experts will help you to recognise the signs and symptoms, understand prevention strategies and how to access the correct treatment and ways in which families and friends can help each other to feel less overwhelmed and more supported.

As a charity we do not make a profit. We are fortunate to have had reserves from the sale of the assets of our previous charity (we used to own care homes) to invest in the development and start-up costs of our new services. It costs the charity £125 per carer to deliver our one day courses, including lunch. Therefore, we invite course participants to donate to the charity on completion of the course, if they are able to. 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.