Training course for carers available online
Family carers of people living with dementia are invited to a free six-week training course held online from September 14th to October 19th.
Run by Alzheimer’s Support, the sessions will be held on Monday mornings via Zoom in the comfort of the carers’ own homes. The course will help people understand what their relative or friend may go through as their type of dementia develops. The sessions are run by experts in their field and cover all aspects of caring for someone living with dementia, including managing problems at home, legal and financial aspects of caring; safer moving and assisting, Care at Home and Evaluating Care Homes.
Alzheimer’s Support community services coordinator Kate Sharpe said:
“We are delighted to be able to offer this course online and please don’t worry if you have not used the technology before. We can help people get online as long they have a laptop, tablet or smartphone.
People taking part will gain information that benefits their life and the life of the person they care for. It is very friendly and relaxed. Just being able to discuss ideas with others who share similar circumstances can be such a welcome relief.”
- Alzheimer’s Support is an award-winning local charity which exists to improve quality of life of families affected by dementia in Wiltshire. It provides flexible services for people living at home with all types of dementia and their family carers.
- Its services include: award-winning daycare, support at home, carers’ groups, carer training, Music for the Mind singing groups, memory cafes, Movement for the Mind exercise groups, discussion groups and gardening clubs.
- Its Dementia Advisers give information and signpost to services that offer support to people with dementia and their families throughout the course of the illness.
- To find out more, visit www.alzheimerswiltshire.org.uk