Why dementia is different for everybody
Dementia affects each person in a different way, depending on multiple factors. These factors can include neurology, physical health, personality, our biography and background and the social environment in which we live. The signs and symptoms of dementia can therefore be quite different depending on the individual.
Did you know that there are more than 100 types of dementia? Understanding the different types of dementia, how they are diagnosed and their effects on different people is important in providing the best care for the person with dementia.
This introductory course looks at the different factors that affect a person’s experience of dementia and how these might influence the role of the carer.
Why join this session?
Whether the person you care for has a formal diagnosis or not, this session is for you. By better understanding dementia, you will be better equipped to deal with the challenges you both might have to face.
The course is for you if you would like to …
- Gain a better understanding of your friend or family member
- Learn about the different factors which can contribute to a persons experience of having dementia
- Understand why no two people with dementia have the same experience
- Spend time with experienced healthcare professionals who will answer your questions in a safe and supportive environment.
- Meet other people who are taking care of a friend or family member with dementia in a similar situation
To attend these sessions you must be registered with Birmingham Carers Hub.