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Training for Informal Caregivers

27 March 2017

Do you know someone living with dementia? Are they a family member, friend or neighbour? Would you like to know how to support them better? This FREE training is for you!

The Alzheimer's Society is offering "Training for Informal Caregivers" - a 6 week course to support family and friends of People with Dementia. The programme is as follows –

Module 1 – What is Dementia? – A chance to meet the other participants and share experiences, key aspects of Dementia and its impacts.

Module 2   – Legal and Financial Issues exploring the legal and financial issues to help you understand the importance of planning for the future.

Module 3 – Learning to Manage insight into the impact of dementia and how to cope.

Module 4 – Communication behaviour, ability and communication – understanding and awareness of the issues.

Module 5 – Personal Care and Wellbeing Considering the support needs of the person with dementia and how these needs might be met

Module 6 – Available Services What help is available locally and how to access it.

The programme is designed to improve knowledge, skills and understanding of those supporting/caring for someone with dementia. It allows for peer support and a shared learning experience in a safe accessible environment.

Each programme will accommodate around 15 participants. The programme is proven to be most effective if you are able to attend all sessions. Modules can be delivered one per week or in a more condensed format, please get in touch for more information.

If you would like to attend or find out more about the programmes please contact:

Danny Wilson (working days Mon-Fri): 028 9002 1064 or 078 8964 8793 or email danny.wilson@alzheimers.org.uk

 Zelie Leech (working days Mon-Wed): 028 9002 1064 or 078 6025 8814 or email zelie.leech@alzheimers.org.uk

 If there is someone in your family who you think should also attend please ask as there may be available spaces.

It can be that coming to these groups can seem somewhat daunting.  We are more than happy to call out to your home at a time that suits you before the programme starts and talk through your concerns.

If there is anything that could be done to make this easier for you to attend we will try to arrange this.