We run free training courses for family and friends who are caring for someone with dementia at home. As well as being an invaluable insight into the condition and the changes it may bring, it is a good way to connect with others sharing similar experiences.

Introductory course

Our introductory, six-week course runs twice a year and is aimed at new carers or those who have not yet had the opportunity to take part.  It is funded by Wiltshire Council. 

The six weekly sessions are led by experts in their field. However the delivery is informal and there is plenty of time for questions and a chance to relax over coffee. Topics include:

  • What is Dementia 
  • Managing Problems at Home
  • Safer Moving and Assisting
  • Financial and Legal Aspects of Caring
  • How Carers Can Take Care of Themselves
  • Care at Home - the options available

Our next courses will be held in September 2018. Please email Kate to express an interest in coming along.

Later Stages course

We also offer a five-week Later Stages course for those caring for someone in the more advanced stages of dementia. It looks at issues which may be more relevant then, including looking at care options and advanced care planning.
Dates for the next Later Stages course coming soon.