Our Young Onset Dementia Carer Support Course is designed for friends and family of people who have been diagnosed with dementia under the age of 65 years.
The course will look at some of the rarer types of dementia that are more common in younger people, for example Frontotemporal dementia and Posterior cortical atrophy (PCA). You will have the opportunity to learn more about how these different types of dementia affect the brain and the person’s behaviour. We explore different ways to further support the person you are caring for, for example by making small adaptations to your behaviour and/or the physical and social environment. There will also be a strong focus on how you can build on and develop your own resilience, in order to help increase your well-being and confidence in your caring role.
As a charity we do not make a profit. We are fortunate to have 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 £650 per carer to deliver the course, including food and accommodation. 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 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.
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.