One Day Face-to-Face Workshops for Dementia Carers
In addition to the free online awareness sessions, Birmingham Carers Hub’s new partner Dementia Carers Count runs, they will also deliver one day workshops at a venue in Birmingham.
The face-to-face workshops 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.
Carers will have the opportunity to cover specialised subjects in greater depth, learn some practical skills, make friends and enjoy free lunch and refreshments. Research has shown that the workshops have had a positive impact on Carers and their ability to carry on with their caring role.
The following workshops will take place at Touchbase Pears Business Centre, 750 Bristol Road, Selly Oak, Birmingham B29 6NA.
- Wednesday 6 July 2022: Caring about Meaningful Activity
For a person with dementia, activity helps to retain a sense of purpose, supports wellbeing and can help the person to use remaining abilities and skills.
This one-day workshop will help you to understand what makes activities meaningful for the person you care for and for yourself as a Carer. Find out more and book your place.
- Thursday 15 September 2022: Caring about Stress and Distress
The course will support you to understand the thoughts and feelings a person with dementia may be experiencing which lead to their stress and distress. This comprehensive one-day course will provide you with the opportunity to consider practical ways of identifying and managing the needs of the person you care for which can help to reduce these challenging responses. The course will also apply to your own emotions which can arise in difficult situations. By understanding these, it can allow you to respond calmly and appropriately to maintain the health and wellbeing of yourself and the person you care for. Find out more and book your place.
- Tuesday 18 October 2022: Caring about Eating, Drinking and Swallowing Difficulties
This one-day course will help you to recognise and respond to the difficulties that your friend or family member living with dementia can experience with eating, drinking or swallowing. We know that it can be very worrying when the person you are caring for experiences changes to their eating and drinking habits or preferences. Coughing or choking episodes, weight loss, recognising food and using cutlery can also become problematic. Booking details coming soon.
Plenty of time is allowed to enable you to find out lots more about the topic and discuss your experiences and the learning with the other people on the course.
Here is what Jayne, who is a Carer for her Mom said about the course:
“I think it’s given me a better understanding of the illness and it’s also given me strategies to be able to deal with the problems that arise daily when you’re caring for somebody with dementia.”