Understanding Dementia is a four week programme designed especially for Carers. These free workshops are designed to develop your understanding of dementia and to gain useful information to benefit you and the person you care for.
We are arranging the next programme for 2019, and if you would like to register your interest please give us a call on 01652 650585. You can also check our Activities Calendar.
What is dementia?
In this first session you will discover what the term means, and find out about the most common types of dementia and their symptoms.
Brain, Behaviour and Memory
You will be introduced to the parts of the brain which are affected by , and the behaviour associated with it. You will also gain an understanding of how memory is altered in dementia.
The ageing senses and the stages of dementia
There will be an exploration of how the ageing senses impact dementia and the implications for carers. Plus, an introduction to the stages of the condition, their signs and symptoms and caring strategies.
Communication and Coping Strategies for Carers
In the final session you will find out about language changes in dementia, reflect on what you have covered in the programme, and how you can continue to be kept up to date.
If you are not a Carer for someone with dementia, but would like to find out more by becoming a Dementia Friend, please see below or contact Rosa on 01652 650585.
Dementia Peer Support Group
For people caring for someone with dementia, this group is aimed at those caring for someone living with dementia, offering empathetic support from carers in similar situations. There will also be support from our Specialist Key Worker at the group.
Every second Wednesday of the month from 1.00pm until 3.00pm.
Alvingham Road Community Wellbeing Hub, Alvingham Road, Scunthorpe, DN16 2DP.
The Alzheimer’s Society can support you and the person you are caring for in North Lincolnshire. They offer advice and support, Carer Information & Support Programmes (CrISP), Singing For The Brain and Memory Cafes.
Dementia Action Alliance
The Carers’ Support Service is a member of North Lincolnshire Dementia Action Alliance which aims to raise awareness of dementia at a local level in order to reduce the stigma of dementia. For more information or to join please click here
Many of our staff, trustees and volunteers have undergone training to become a Dementia Friend. A Dementia Friend learns a little bit more about what it is like to live with dementia and then turns that understanding into action – from helping someone to find the right bus to spreading the word about dementia on social media. Please click here for more information or call Rosa on 01652 650585.
For more information about living well, planning ahead, and staying independent visit the Dementia Directory.