Free online courses for carers of people with dementia from Dementia Carers Count

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

Digital services 

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/ 

Published: 13th January 2021