DSDC News

By Henriette Laidlaw

August 2nd, 2016

More training days for carers in Cumbria and North East England

DSDC is happy to announce that we will be offering additional free training for carers in Cumbria and North East England. 

During September we will be running events in:

Workington, 6th September

Whitehaven, 7th September

Barrow in Furness, 8th September

Darlington, 20th September

This training has been designed to help carers support a person with dementia. It covers aspects of dementia care that many people find difficult, such as distressed behaviour, sleeplessness and agitation. It was developed by talking to family carers and discovering what matters to them.

This training day is highly recommended for carers, and is free to attend for carers who live in Cumbria.

Some quotes from the latest participants:

“Thank you for a very interesting and informative day. Lots of things to think about which will help me in my carer role”

“Absolutely excellent! I care for my mum and most of what was delivered today I could concur with! Thank you!”

“Extremely helpful, lots of things identified with regard to my sister. I have a better understanding now, thank you”

“Coping with a partners dementia is very stressful, this meeting was helpful”

“This has been an excellent day all round, full of information known and unknown, reassurance that you are doing something right. Most stimulating and informative”  

What does the training offer?

Most people with dementia live at home and can place a burden of providing care on family and friends who take on the responsibility of looking after them. Most carers of people with dementia are older people themselves, and very few receive any formal support to look after the person they care for, or to protect their own health and wellbeing. It is clear that family carers of people with dementia in the UK still experience a great deal of unmet need.The day features practical advice that is based on research into what makes a difference when caring for a loved one with dementia. 

The 10 Helpful Hints Training for Carers has been fully funded by the Dementia Fund. The partners in the fund are Comic Relief, the Ballinger Trust and the Northern Rock Foundation.

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