New dementia courses launched for family carers


New charity, Dementia Carers Count, has launched a new range of one-day courses for family carers.

The new courses offer a bite-sized approach, covering specialised subjects that can help carers to build the skills and confidence to see them through the challenges that caring can bring.

They will focus on the emotional and practical needs of carers, encouraging them to look after themselves, as well as helping them to understand the needs of the person with dementia and respond to the difficulties they face, such as eating and drinking.

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Dr Gemima Fitzgerald, Psychological and Talking Therapies Lead at Dementia Carers Count said: “We want to provide carers with some support so they can return to their caring roles feeling better equipped and re-energised. 

“We know it can be hard for family carers to leave the person with dementia, even for a short time. We hope that once they’ve tried a one-day course with us, they will go on to book the three-day residential course, which can offer even more insight and empowerment, as well as much needed rest and relaxation.”

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