Me, You, Dementia Too: Carer and Person with Dementia

15 February 2019 - 17 February 2019
11:00am - 3:30pm
Chiseldon House Hotel, New Road, Swindon Wiltshire SN4 0NE   View map

Limited places. Please contact us for more information.

This is a carefully tailored 3-day residential course for family carers to attend alongside the person with dementia. It aims to support both participants to address their individual needs and to build knowledge and understanding. Throughout the course, the person with dementia is supported in a group environment to understand his/her condition, engage in stimulating activities and discussions and to gain support from the other people with dementia attending the course. The course content for the carer is similar to our core course with teaching sessions aimed at building knowledge and understanding about dementia and discussion groups to explore different ways of responding to changing behaviour and the challenges that caring for a person with dementia brings. Family carers attending this course will have the time to think about their own well-being and we provide a range of tools to enhance resilience and build confidence.
During shared social time including breaks, lunch and evening meals, both groups come together and relax, feeling safe in a group of people who all understand some of the challenges of living with dementia.