Our friendly and informative live online learning sessions cover a wide range of subjects, from understanding the impact of different types of dementia and strategies that can help; to looking after yourself when you’re caring for someone with dementia. All sessions are brought to you by expert health and care professionals.

Each session lasts up to 1.5 hours, and the small, informal groups ensure that everyone has the chance to ask questions and connect with others. There will be time built in to reflect on the information learned and, if you choose to, discuss how it relates to your own situation. You will also receive a copy of the presentation after the session

To find out more, email our friendly team at support@dementiacarers.org.uk or call us on 020 3096 7895.

 

Click the title of the session below for more information and to book your place, or scroll down to register your interest for one of other Live Online Learning sessions.

Date  Time Spotlight on:  Description Link to book
Wednesday, 4 August 2021 Zoom (13:30 – 15:00) Managing changes in movement and sensation  Looks at some of the everyday challenges a person with dementia can experience and provides ideas for simplifying tasks. Click here to book
Friday, 6 August 2021 Zoom (10:30 – 12:00) Understanding psychological wellbeing for you and the person you care for Explores the psychological needs of you and the person with dementia to support the wellbeing of you both. Click here to book
Tuesday, 10 August 2021 Zoom (11:00 – 12:30) Visual changes Focuses on the visual changes that can occur for a person with dementia and how to support them. Click here to book
Wednesday, 11 August 2021 Zoom (11:30 – 13:00) Engaging a person with dementia in meaningful activity Explores different activities and offers practical advice and strategies to encourage engagement and participation. Click here to book
Wednesday, 11 August 2021 Zoom (14:00 – 15:30) Lewy body dementia and Parkinson’s disease dementia Explores the different areas of the brain these affect and how this links to different sets of symptoms. Click here to book
Thursday, 12 August 2021 Zoom (13:30 – 15:00) Relationships and feeling secure Explores the types of relationships and bonds we have with people in our lives, including the person with dementia. Click here to book
Tuesday, 17 August 2021 Zoom (10:00 – 11:30) Memory changes Focuses on some of the memory changes which can occur for a person with dementia and strategies to support challenges. Click here to book
Wednesday, 18 August 2021 Zoom (14:00 – 15:30) Stress and distress Explores the thoughts and feelings a person with dementia may be experiencing which cause stress and distress. Click here to book
Tuesday, 24 August 2021 Zoom (10:30 – 12:00) Understanding why dementia is different for everybody An introduction to the many factors which can affect a person’s experience of dementia and which influence you and how you care for them. Click here to book
Thursday, 26 August 2021 Zoom (10:30 – 12:00) Sudden or acute confusion (delirium) An overview of the condition referred to as delirium and the impact it may have for a person with dementia. Click here to book

 

 

Click the title of the session below for more information and to register your interest for these Live Online Learning sessions.

Spotlight on: Description Join our waiting list
The brain and dementia Outlines the main types of dementia, how they affect the brain and initial symptoms. Register your interest
Alcohol-related brain damage 
Explores Alcohol Related Brain Damage (ARBD), which is a form of dementia related to the excessive drinking of alcohol. Register your interest
Managing changes in movement and sensation Looks at some of the everyday challenges a person with dementia can experience and provides ideas for simplifying tasks. Register your interest
Engaging a person with dementia in meaningful activity 
Explores different activities and offers practical advice and strategies to encourage engagement and participation. Register your interest
The uses and benefits of music How music can provide connection and shared experience between you and the person with dementia and its usefulness in everyday situations. Register your interest
Relationships and feeling secure Explores the types of relationships and bonds we have with people in our lives, including the person with dementia. Register your interest
Lewy body dementia and Parkinson’s disease dementia 
Explores the different areas of the brain these affect and how this links to different sets of symptoms. Register your interest
Taking care of yourself as a carer 
An opportunity to think about your wellbeing and develop a range of tools to enhance your resilience. Register your interest
Understanding why dementia is different for everybody
An introduction to the many factors which can affect a person’s experience of dementia and which influence you and how you care for them. Register your interest
The effect of dementia on reasoning, planning and emotional responses
An opportunity to deepen your understanding of these symptoms and explore strategies to cope. Register your interest
Understanding psychological wellbeing for you and the person you care for Explores the psychological needs of you and the person with dementia to support the wellbeing of you both. Register your interest
Visual changes
Focuses on the visual changes that can occur for a person with dementia and how to support them. Register your interest
Carers’ rights and benefits 
Explores the range of carers’ rights and benefits and types of assessments and support available. Register your interest
Keeping the communication going 
Looks at how dementia affects communication, the emotional impact of communication breakdown and strategies to help. Register your interest
Memory changes 
Focuses on some of the memory changes which can occur for a person with dementia and strategies to support challenges. Register your interest
Sundowning 
An overview of sundowning (a state of confusion occurring in the late afternoon and into the evening) with strategies and tips to reduce or prevent sundowning. Register your interest
Stress and distress Explores the thoughts and feelings a person with dementia may be experiencing which cause stress and distress. Register your interest
Care homes: What to consider
A series of online sessions exploring the types of care homes, things to consider and how to manage the change in your caring role. Register your interest
Seasonal decorations – things to consider   Register your interest

 

Live online learning guidelines

Protect your privacy

  • Remember the mute button is there to protect your privacy. Any background noise or conversations/comments will be heard by all participants if your audio is not muted.
  • If you want to protect those at home with you from hearing what participants are saying you can use headphones.
  • If you do not want to be seen by everyone you can stop your video.

 

Respect and confidentiality

  • You will be invited to participate in a discussion, but we totally understand if you would prefer not to.
  • Everyone will have different views and we ask that you are respectful of each other’s opinions.
  • You are likely to have similar experiences to others but please speak only for yourself.
  • We hope you want to share what you have learned but please respect confidentiality and do not divulge any personal details of any of your fellow participants.