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Living well with Dementia

Living well with Dementia

Dementia is caused by a number of diseases that affect the brain. The most common is Alzheimer’s but there are many different types of dementia, which affect the brain at different rates and in different ways.

The aim of this course is to provide you with facts about dementia, common symptoms, treatments available, and techniques that will help you to cope with the effects of dementia.

You will learn a range of skills that will help you handle day-to-day challenges, maximise your independence and live an active, meaningful life.

The course will also help carers, family members and professionals understand people’s experiences of living with dementia and find out what support is available.

By the end of this course, you will learn about:

  • The impact of the environment on dementia and what support is available to help you maintain independence e.g. tele-care
  • Cognitive coping strategies e.g. coping with forgetting
  • Emotional coping strategies e.g. managing stress and feelings associated with dementia
  • The importance of maintaining supportive relationships and networks in your local community
  • Planning for the future
  • Research around dementia and how to get involved.

Lead tutors: Gill Drummond, Kerry-Anne Peters and Dr Ruth Watson

“Tips and advice from professionals and carers."

Dates, Times and Venues

19 June 2018 – 9.30am to 3.30pm

blueSCI, Coppice Library & Wellbeing Centre, Coppice Avenue, Sale, Manchester, M33 4ND

3 September 2018 – 9.30am to 3.30pm

Room 2, The Curve, Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust, Bury New Road, Prestwich, Manchester M25 3BL

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