DRW1: DEMENTIA AS SOCIAL EXPERIENCE - AN INTRODUCTION
This workshop will explain the basics of how and why dementia affects our capacities, and what is required of carers to creatively adapt and respond well. It provides a taste of what will be covered in the focussed workshops.
Time involved: One and a half hours (90 minutes) Cost: Free
Designed for: Carers of people with dementia (partners, family members, friends, neighbours, professional care workers), people with dementia, community members who want to become dementia-aware.
This workshop will bring you an introductory understanding of:
What is meant by ‘dementia’, and how our brains are affected, in simple, non-medical terms;
Changes that take place in abilities and perceptions, and how carers can learn to respond;
The progress of dementia in terms of states rather than stages, and how this enables informed, supportive care;
Dementia as a relationship that changes everyone – and why that is important to living well;
What you will receive:
Positive and affirming ways to think about dementia and dementia care;
Ideas that can be followed up in more in-depth workshops;
Access to the notes from the workshop;
Access to the weekly free Let’s Talk online chat sessions: an opportunity to be part of an online community of carers supporting each other. Join each week or just when you feel like it (email in advance for the Zoom link for that session).
Note: This is an interactive workshop in real time. If you cannot set aside the time, please choose a different date. Please contact us if you can’t make these times and we will see what we can do.
DRW10: LET'S TALK
One hour free weekly chat session.
What’s concerning you right now? Let’s Talk has no agenda – think of it as a ‘drop in’ time. Come with your concerns, questions and stories, and share these with others. Or just come to be in good company. LET’S TALK is a supportive space for carers in which we can ask each other for assistance, exchange ideas, have a rant or a laugh, or shed some tears. Make a cuppa before you join us.