Caring and understanding Dementia

Course aims

Caring and Understand Dementia is a course specifically designed for carers who are caring for a family member or friend with dementia. It aims to gives carers a better understanding of dementia and safe space to discuss these issues, to share information and knowledge and to learn new skills.

What will the course cover

  • Give carers a better understanding of dementia and its effects
  • Enable carers to feel more confident in making decisions about their caring role
  • Encourage carers to be aware of and to look after their own mental and physical health
  • Reduce isolation
  • Provide information about practical and/or financial support for carers
  • Introduce participants to a range of ideas and techniques to help them improve their levels of self-esteem and self-confidence.

This course is offered by:

Oasis-Talk in partnership with the Carers Support Centre

What to expect

The course is delivered in a friendly and relaxed style. Participants are encouraged to share ideas and information, but nobody has to say or join in anything they don’t want to. There will be a maximum of 12 carers on the course.

Each participant will be given a folder at the start of the course and handouts each week. You can make your own notes too if you want to and spare paper and pens will be available for this.

Participants are expected to attend all 5 sessions if possible, but we do understand that for carers this is sometimes difficult. If you are unable to attend any sessions just let our Courses Administrator know as soon as possible.

How to book a place on this course

If you would like to attend this course please call Bristol Wellbeing Therapies on 0117 982 3209 and book an assessment appointment. We assess before booking places on a course in order to check that the course is right for you.

Please be aware that there is sometimes a few weeks wait for an assessment appointment so please leave plenty of time before the course starts.