Dementia Course

Islington Carers Hub, in partnership with Services for Ageing & Mental Health – Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust, have put together a free five-week course in October/November 2021 for those who care for someone
with dementia.

We are offering a series of interactive workshops aimed at carers and also those who are supporting someone with a dementia condition such as family members/partners/friends. We aim to provide information to enhance an understanding of dementia and the role of dementia services to support people in their caring role.

The workshops will be led Marijke Post, Senior Services Manager for Services for Ageing & Mental Health. The sessions will be held via Zoom and you will be sent the link after you have registered

Session 1Tuesday 5 October, 10:30-12:30
What is dementia – this will include what it means, the symptoms and how a diagnosis is made.

Session 2 – Tuesday 12 October, 10:30-12:30
The experience of living with dementia – this will include the lived experience of dementia, supporting behaviour and communication.

Session 3 – Tuesday 19 October, 10:30-12:30
Support and treatment – this will include an overview of available treatment,
medication and local support and services.

Session 4 – Tuesday 26 October, 10:30-12:30
Carers and planning ahead – this will include the effects of caring for someone with dementia and information about legal matters such as Lasting Power of Attorney, Advanced Care Planning and DWP appointees. Feedback and planning for future events.

Session 5 – Tuesday 2 November, 10:30-11:30
Led by: Jeanne Pring – Dementia Friends Champion
Dementia Friends information session to learn more about dementia and the small ways you can help support people living with dementia. The Alzheimer’s Society’s Dementia Friends programme is the biggest ever initiative to
change people’s perceptions of dementia. It aims to transform the way the nation thinks, acts and talks about the condition. Dementia Friends sessions are an interactive way of learning about dementia as well as choosing an action you can commit to whether this be big or small.

Because of Covid the carers support group will take place online via Zoom. Contact us via 020 7281 3319 or to register and receive the Zoom link.

Digital Support/Support Getting on Zoom
We’re all on a digital journey! Getting an email address, getting access to the internet, booking GP appointments online, all require an investment of time and an open-ness to discovering new ways of doing things. With this in mind, we’ve created a series of digital guides, specially developed to help people to get the most out of technology.

If you need help joining a session, contact us via our helpline 020 7281 3319.