Information about our Support Courses
If you are supporting a family member, spouse or friend with dementia then our courses are designed with you in mind. Dementia Carers Count’s vision is that all family carers of people with dementia will feel confident, valued and heard.
We offer a variety of courses designed and run by health care professionals who are experts in their fields. We believe our courses are beneficial to you for your hands-on caring role and psychological well-being. We offer a three-day residential course which will build your knowledge about dementia in a way that will captivate your attention and provide practical advice and guidance. Our psychologist-led sessions will also help you develop your resilience so you can survive and grow through the most challenging of times.
We currently do not charge a fee for these three-day courses, and simply ask carers to make a voluntary donation if they can. We also run a selection of one-day ‘Caring about…’ courses which cover specialised subjects such as eating, drinking or swallowing difficulties, feeling secure in relationships and choosing the right care home. These courses cost £40 per person which includes lunch.
Not everyone loves a ‘class-room’ environment, so if this is you, please don’t let that put you off! We understand that family carers 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. Carers often tell us that they feel isolated, but we know that these three days will give you 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!