Spotlight on taking care of yourself as a carer
If you care for someone with dementia, this is your chance to consider your own wellbeing and develop some tools and skills to help you.
“Resilience is the way we cope with stress and adversity in life. By learning new ways of thinking, behaving and interacting with others, we develop ways to cope even when life is tough.”
Put another way, resilience is building the ability to make choices when we are under under pressure.
Our instincts are designed to protect us and can take over and make decisions for us, but this isn’t always helpful. Resilience gives us the awareness to notice this and the ability to choose how to act rather than a knee jerk reaction.
There are a number of ways we can build resilience that we will discuss in this session.
This session is for your if you would like to:
- Learn about how resilience can be built to support your well being
- Gain ideas and strategies to support your own wellbeing
- Spend time with experienced healthcare professionals who will answer your questions in a safe, supportive environment
- Meet other people who are taking care of a friend or family member with dementia in a similar situation
You may be interested in …
Our courses for family carers are designed specifically for family and friends of people with dementia.
We do understand that sometimes attending as a professional can be useful. It will enable you to recommend our courses to family and friends of people with dementia that you support, and to find out more about how carers feel about the issues that they face with different types of dementia. There is a cost associated with attending our courses as a professional, get in touch to find out more – email@example.com