Information about our free courses

 

If you are supporting a family member, partner or friend with dementia then our courses are designed with you in mind. Our charity’s vision is that everyone taking care of a friend or family member with dementia will feel confident, valued and heard.

 

Our courses are designed and run by health care professionals who are experts in their fields. We cover topics that will be beneficial to you for your hands-on caring role and psychological well-being. On our three-day courses you will build your knowledge about dementia in a way that will captivate your attention and provide practical advice and guidance. Our psychologist-led sessions are designed to help you develop your resilience so you can survive and grow through the most challenging of times.

Our selection of one-day ‘Caring about…’ courses cover specialised subjects such as eating, drinking or swallowing difficulties, feeling secure in relationships, communicating with someone with dementia, and choosing the right care home.

 

We want everyone to have access to support when they need it most so we are not charging for our courses. It costs the charity £650 per person to deliver our three-day course, including food and accommodation. It costs £125 per person to deliver our one-day course, including lunch. Therefore, we invite course participants (or their employers) 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.

 

We know not everyone loves a ‘class-room’ environment, so if this is you, please don’t let that put you off! We understand that the people who come on our courses come to find answers and solutions. We also appreciate that you have limited time and lots of priorities so we will respect that and aim to ensure you get the maximum benefit from attending.

People on our courses often tell us that they feel isolated, but we know that on our three-day you’ll get the opportunity to form new relationships and be surrounded by other people who ‘get it’. We ensure there is plenty of time given for you to talk to others in similar situations, so you have opportunities to unburden yourself, form new friendships, reflect and relax.

 

As someone told us recently,

Thank you so much. Your course was actually life-changing!

We can’t think of a better advert that that!

 

If you are interested in attending or have any questions, please book on, via the website or email support@dementiacarers.org.uk or call us on 0203 0967895.