The Caring Role - May 2019 - Castlemaine

Date: 
Tuesday, 7 May 2019 - 10:00am to Tuesday, 28 May 2019 - 2:00pm
Address: 
Ray Bradfield Rooms, Frederick Street, Castlemaine VIC

“My life since dementia has changed. He is not the same person, so we are not the same together. I don’t know how I will cope with that.”

This program includes information about dementia, changes and communication, as well as the loss and grief associated with becoming a carer. We discuss how to create an environment to facilitate the caring role as well as maintaining and getting support as a carer. The program runs over three weeks.

Content:

  • Gain information about the symptoms of dementia and the changes in functions and how these changes impact on your family member.
  • Discuss the changes as the carer in relation to your role and the impact of dementia on your relationship and your sense of self
  • Learn skills to manage the changes in behaviour and abilities of your family member with dementia.
  • Find out about how to draw on supports including family, friends and community services.

Suitable for: The program is offered as a small group session where participants will be encouraged to share their experiences and listen to and support others.

Session dates and times: Tuesday 7, 14 and 28 May 10:00am - 2:00pm (Three week program)

Catering: Light lunch provided

Cost: Free

Carers can request respite with Bendigo Health Carer Support Service on 5454 7719

BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL places are limited

Book online or call Lisa Reed on 1300 526 576