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
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|
|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|
||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|
||Focuses on some of the memory changes which can occur for a person with dementia and strategies to support challenges.||Register your interest|
||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.