“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.
- 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
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