Carers often tell us that they experience feelings of guilt, grief and loss whilst still caring for a person with dementia as their condition progresses and their roles change. You may be finding that you experience grief for the loss of a person’s abilities and independence and their loss of cognition. You may both be experiencing a loss of hope, loss of future dreams, loss of stability and security, loss of identity, loss of relationship and countless other losses.
This one-day course will provide the opportunity to identify the factors which affect our guilt, our ways of dealing with loss and the way we grieve. Ways in which families and friends can support each other to feel less overwhelmed will also be discussed.
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.