Free Online Dementia Awareness Sessions for Carers
Whether the person that you love has just had a diagnosis or you have been caring for someone with dementia for a long time, there is always something new to learn. If you are armed with as much knowledge about dementia as possible it will help those with dementia live a happier life but also make your role as a Carer easier too.
Dementia Carers Count (DCC) is a new delivery partner of Birmingham Carers Hub providing expert advice exclusively to Carers so you can freely and confidentially share your experiences.
If you are a Carer registered with Birmingham Carers Hub you can access FREE five different online learning sessions (don’t worry, there’s no test) with an opportunity to chat to other Carers. You can also access the Virtual Carers Centre resource any time, day or night.
Online learning sessions can be taken in any order and cover five different themes:
- The brain and dementia
- Coping with changes in behaviour
- Every day challenges to health
- Physical health
- Transitions in to care
Here is a list of the next awareness sessions, just click on the link to find out more about each event
18 May, 2.00 – 3.30pm – Sundowning
25 May, 2.00 – 3.30pm – Chance to Talk: help and support
1 June, 10.30am – 12 noon – Delirium: What is it?
15 June, 10.30am – 12 noon – Dementia and Continence
22 June, 10.30am – 12 noon – Carer Wellbeing when Managing Everyday Challenges
How to access Dementia Carers Count
Firstly, you will need to be a Carer registered with Birmingham Carers Hub, secondly you will need to click here and complete a short online registration form. When you have completed this form and created a password, each time you log on to Dementia Carers Counts website you will be able to see what topics you have already covered and book new sessions. If you have difficulty booking these sessions online, call Dementia Carers Count on 020 3096 7895 or drop them an email – firstname.lastname@example.org
What do other Carers think about the sessions?
“Fantastic very informative clear info for anyone wanting to learn more about dementia”
“Amazing, so many things have fallen into place and now enables me to make sense of mum’s behaviour. Thank you for this”
“Brilliant bite sized information, pitched at a perfect, non-patronizing level.”