In the interests of safety, and in accordance with the most recent government guidance, we have decided to temporarily suspend the delivery of our face-to-face courses. We aim to return to deliver these courses when it is safe to do so, and we will continue to ensure that all people affected by cancellations have the chance to attend an alternative date in the future. We are grateful for your understanding, and we apologise for the inconvenience these cancellations may cause.

As we are unable to run our face-to-face courses, we have introduced a range of live online learning sessions covering a wide variety of topics.  Each session lasts between 1 hour and 1.5 hours and the groups are kept small so that everyone has the opportunity to discuss and ask questions. For more information and to book your place, please see here.

We will also continue to provide supportive and practical information through our Virtual Carers Centre and on our Facebook page.

 

One-day courses

 

Our ‘Caring about…’   one-day courses cover specialised subjects in greater depth. Including the topics: eating, drinking and swallowing difficulties, feeling secure in relationships, communicating with someone with dementia and sudden or extreme confusion. These courses run from 10.00 am until 4.30 pm and are designed and delivered by expert healthcare professionals who have experience of supporting people with dementia and their families. We allow plenty of time to find out lots more about the topic and discuss your experiences and the learning with the other people on the course.

 

Please use the links below to find more information on each of our one-day courses

Caring about mealtimes & swallowing

Caring about relationships and feeling secure

Caring about communication & staying connected

Caring about guilt, grief and loss

Caring about white lies, half-truths & telling it like it is

Caring about sudden or extreme confusion (delirium)

Caring about managing agitation & behaviours that challenge

Caring about how to survive and thrive one-day refresher (for people that have previously attended our three-day course)

Caring about mindfulness

Caring about continence