Blokes in the caring role - May & June 2019 - Kyneton

Date: 
Thursday, 30 May 2019 - 10:30am to Thursday, 6 June 2019 - 1:30pm
Address: 
Kyneton District Health, Meeting Room, 7-25 Caroline Chisholm Drive, Kyneton, VIC

This program includes information about dementia, changes and communication; it also incorporates discussion about the loss and grief associated with becoming a carer. We talk about how to create an environment to facilitate the caring role, as well as maintaining and getting support as a carer. We aim to help you come up with solutions.

Content:

  • The chance to meet other men who are caring for someone with dementia.

  • EDIE: an immersive experience to “walk in the shoes” of the person with dementia and develop an understanding of how and why the person changes in the way they do.

  • Learn skills to manage the changes in behaviour and abilities of the person with dementia.

  • Explore avenues for supports including family, friends and community services.

  • Discuss the impact of dementia on your relationship and your sense of self. We will explore the experience of grief & loss, when someone close to you is living with dementia.

  • Formulate a plan to cope better.
     

Suitable for: Male carers who want to reflect on their new role and relationship with their family member living with dementia, who can participate in a 4 session group program.

Program format: The program is offered as a small group session where you will be encouraged to share your experiences and listen to and support others.

Session dates and times: 
Thursday 30 May - 10:30am to 1:30pm
Friday 31 May - 10:30am to 1:30pm
Wednesday 5 June - 10:30am to 1:30pm
Thursday 6 June - 10:30am to 1:30pm

Venue:
Kyneton District Health
Meeting Room
7-25 Caroline Chisholm Drive, Kyneton, VIC
Please come to hospital reception for directions

Catering: Lunch will be provided

BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL Places are limited. 

Book online or call Lisa Reed or 1300 526 576 (event flyer)