People who attend our courses have told us that one area that is a great test for them is aggression, agitation and/or anxiety from the person they care for. On this one-day course, our healthcare professionals will support you to understand the thoughts and feelings a person with dementia may be experiencing which lead to these behaviours. You will be provided with the opportunity to consider practical ways of identifying and managing the needs of the person you care for which can help to reduce these challenging responses.
The course will give you guidance on ways to manage your own emotions that may arise in difficult situations and allow you to respond calmly and appropriately to maintain the health and well-being of yourself and the person you care for.
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.
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. You can also donate using the donate button at the top right corner of this web page.