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Caring about Eating, Drinking or Swallowing Difficulties

18 November 2019
9:30am - 4:00pm
The Eaton Hotel, 279 Hagley Road, Birmingham B16 9NB   View map


This one-day course aims to help you to recognise and respond to the difficulties that people living with dementia can experience with eating, drinking or swallowing.

We know that it can be very worrying when the person you are caring for experiences changes to their eating and drinking habits or preferences.  Coughing or choking episodes, weight loss, recognising food and using cutlery can also become problematic.

We will listen to your concerns and explore what causes stress and anxiety around eating and drinking.  We will explain the different causes for eating, drinking or swallowing difficulties and offer strategies for helping you to support the person to eat and drink.  Opportunities for discussion and practical activity will be provided to support you to develop confidence in your caring role.

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.