Caring for Someone with Dementia Four Week Course 

Facilitator:  Ros Calvert of Dementia Tas  

Carers Tasmania invites you to attend a FREE 4 week (one day a week) course in 2020 for family Carers. Topics covered are: 

Every Wednesday at 10am – 1pm

23 Feb : Understanding DementiaCovers basic dementia information, what dementia is, different types, how dementia affects a person, strategies to assist. 

2 March : Effective Communication – How best to communicate with a person with dementia, and how misinterpretation can happen. 

9 March : Understanding Changed Responses & Actions (behaviours) An explanation of why people with dementia act in certain ways and sometimes do things that are not understood by the family member/carer. 

16 March : Are you looking after yourself? – This session focuses on the family member/carer in how they can look after their own health and wellbeing, outlines the importance of taking breaks, doing things just for themselves & the grieving process. 

A light lunch will be provided. 

Note: You only need to register for this course once.

Eligibility:

  • Need to be registered with Carer Gateway
  • Fully vaccinated and up to date with the booster shots