Young Onset Dementia Carer Support Course: How to Survive and Thrive

15 - 17 July 2020
11:00am - 3:30pm
The Eaton Hotel, 279 Hagley Road, Birmingham B16 9NB   View map

Our young-onset dementia course is designed for friends and family of people who have been diagnosed with dementia under the age of 65 years. On this course you’ll learn about some of the rarer types of dementia that are more common in younger people, for example, Frontotemporal dementia and Posterior cortical atrophy (PCA). You’ll have the opportunity to learn more about how these different types of dementia affect the brain and the person’s behaviour in a supportive environment with people in a similar situation.

 

Our healthcare professionals will explore with you the different ways you can 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.

 

For more information on what will happen on the course and to find out if it’s suitable for your needs, please follow this link.

 

If this course is fully booked please email us at support@dementiacarers.org.uk or ring us on 020 3096 7895 to join the waiting list and we’ll get you on a course as soon as possible.

 

As a charity we do not make a profit. It costs us £650 per person 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 (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.

 

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.