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Free Online Courses for Carers of People with Dementia from Dementia Carers Count

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Dementia Carers Count is dedicated to family members and friends who are caring for someone with dementia.

Its team of health and care professionals has created a range of online services so that they can continue to support family members and friends caring for someone with dementia, despite the current public health restrictions.

Live Online Learning sessions

Its online webinars are designed and delivered by expert professionals and cover a wide range of topics. Each session runs for between 1 and 1.5 hours, and groups are kept small to allow you the opportunity to connect with others, ask questions, and relate the information to your own circumstances. They keep these sessions very informal and encourage you to bring a cup of tea and relax.

Some of the topics covered include:

  • Carers’ rights & benefits
  • Understanding the Mental Capacity Act
  • Relationships & feeling secure.
  • Understanding the psychological needs of a carer and a person with dementia
  • Visual changes in dementia
  • Resilience
  • Sundowning
  • Communication support
  • Music and dementia

What carers have recently said:

“Fantastic very informative clear info for anyone wanting to learn more about dementia”.

 “Amazing, so many things have fallen into place and now enables me to make sense of mum’s behaviour.  Thank you for this”.

 “Very informative and a lovely and relaxed atmosphere where you don’t feel afraid to speak”.

A summary of its online courses can be found below and you can book your free place on its website: https://dementiacarers.org.uk/

Free Live Online Courses for Dementia Carers

Date

 

Time Session Link to registration
20/1/21

 

12:00 – 13:15 Spotlight on Visual changes in Dementia https://dementiacarers.org.uk/get-support/live-online-learning/
25/1/21 10:30 – 11:45 Spotlight on Sundowning

 

https://dementiacarers.org.uk/get-support/live-online-learning/

 

27/1/21 14:00 – 15:15 Spotlight on Music and dementia https://dementiacarers.org.uk/get-support/live-online-learning/

 

28/1/21 10:30 – 11:45 Spotlight on the psychological needs of a carer and people with dementia https://dementiacarers.org.uk/get-support/live-online-learning/

 

8/2/21 11:00 – 12:15 Spotlight on Carers’ Rights and Benefits

 

https://dementiacarers.org.uk/get-support/live-online-learning/

 

16/2/21 11:00 – 12:15

 

Spotlight on Feeling secure https://dementiacarers.org.uk/get-support/live-online-learning/

 

23/2/21 15:00 – 16:15

 

Spotlight on Communication support https://dementiacarers.org.uk/get-support/live-online-learning/

 

25/2/21 13:30 – 14:45 Spotlight on Alcohol Related Brain Damage

 

 

https://dementiacarers.org.uk/get-support/live-online-learning/

 

2/3/21

 

11:00 – 12:15 Spotlight on Mental capacity https://dementiacarers.org.uk/get-support/live-online-learning/

 

8/3/21

 

11:00 – 12:15 Spotlight on Visual changes in Dementia https://dementiacarers.org.uk/get-support/live-online-learning/

 

19/3/21 10:30 – 11:45 Spotlight on the Parietal lobe: Body Management https://dementiacarers.org.uk/get-support/live-online-learning/

 

24/3/21 14:00 – 15:15 Spotlight on the temporal lobe: Memory and language https://dementiacarers.org.uk/get-support/live-online-learning/

 

01/4/21 14:00 – 15:15 Spotlight on the frontal lobe: Control Planning and emotional control https://dementiacarers.org.uk/get-support/live-online-learning/

 

06/4/21 11:00 – 12:15 Spotlight on Resilience

 

https://dementiacarers.org.uk/get-support/live-online-learning/

 

12/4/21 14:00 – 15:15 Spotlight on Lewy Body Dementia and Parkinson’s Disease with dementia https://dementiacarers.org.uk/get-support/live-online-learning/

 

22/4/21 14:00 – 15:15 Spotlight on stress and distress

 

https://dementiacarers.org.uk/get-support/live-online-learning/

 

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Grants for organisations to provide musical services for people with dementia

£500k cash boost for organisations to provide musical services for people with dementia

Music for Dementia and The Utley Foundation are delighted to announce the launch of The Paul & Nick Harvey Fund to bring some cheer to 2021.

The fund is aimed at directly supporting musical activities for people living with dementia. Registered charities and CICs delivering music to people with dementia are being invited to apply for a grant from the £500k fund which will be open for ‘expressions of interest’ from Monday 11 January 2021.

Music for Dementia and The Utley Foundation are looking for applications from providers of all different types of musical offers and services from across the UK. They would particularly like to hear from those who have developed innovative approaches to delivering music during COVID-19, and those working with BAME groups and communities.

Any charity or CIC with an annual income of £5m or less, currently delivering music for people living with dementia in their local community, is eligible to apply for a grant from the fund.

Donated by The Hunter Foundation, this new fund builds on the success of the extensive work of Music for Dementia. The substantial donation came after Sir Tom Hunter heard about Paul & Nick Harvey via BBC Breakfast. Sir Tom’s parents were both diagnosed with dementia.

More information about the Paul & Nick Harvey story

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