Welcome to Dementia Oxfordshire
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Are you supporting someone with memory loss or dementia?

Dementia Oxfordshire offers FREE information sessions around the county for the families of people living with dementia and others who are providing unpaid care (e.g. friends, volunteers).

Join us to learn more about how to help people living with dementia to live as fully and as positively as possible after their diagnosis. Our half-day (3 hours) sessions offer a chance to explore the unique experience of living with dementia within a friendly and welcoming group setting.

We offer introductory sessions designed to better understand the impact that dementia can have on a person physically, emotionally, and socially. We also offer a varying range of sessions focused on the impact that dementia can have on family relationships; on changing communication; on recognising and supporting someone who may be experiencing distress and on enabling opportunities for inclusion as a person’s dementia progresses.

All of our sessions aim to identify ways that will help people with caring commitments to look after their own health and wellbeing.

If you would like to know more about our information sessions please contact your local dementia adviser or the Dementia Oxfordshre information and training team on 01993 893565.

Our information sessions

Understanding the experiences of people living with dementia: an introduction

Our half day introductory session explores how uniquely people experience dementia.  Join us to learn more about how people live and cope with dementia, and how you can help to support someone to live as fully and as positively as possible after their diagnosis.  Our sessions are friendly and informal with time to share experiences and ideas throughout. Understanding the experiences of people living with dementia: an introduction is specifically designed for the families of people living with dementia and others providing unpaid care (e.g. friends, volunteers etc.).

 

Locations and times

Faringdon

Faringdon Town Hall
Market Place
Faringdon SN7 7HL 

Wednesday, 16 October 2019 from 10:00 to 13:00 

To book your place follow the link here.

 

Oxford City
Shotover View 
Crauford Road 
Oxford OX4 2RA 

Wednesday, 23 October 2019 from 13:00 to 16:00 

To book your place follow the link here.

Keeping well

Our half day session explores the support that people living with dementia may need to stay in good general health (e.g. enjoying a meal, drinking and hydration, moving around and getting enough rest; social engagement, personal care and medical help). Join us to learn more about how people live and cope with the everyday challenges that dementia brings, and how you can help enable someone to live as fully and as positively as possible after their diagnosis.   

Our sessions are friendly and informal with time to share experiences and ideas throughout. Understanding the experiences of people living with dementia: keeping well is specifically designed for the families of people living with dementia and others providing unpaid care (e.g. friends, volunteers etc.).

 

Locations & times

Abingdon

The Northcourt Centre
Northcourt Road
Abingdon
OX14 1NS

Tuesday, 12 November 2019 from 09:30 to 12:30

To book your place follow the link here.

 

Banbury

Green Pastures Care Home
Bath Road
Banbury
OX16 0TT

Thursday, 28 November 2019 from 13:00 to 16:00

To book your place follow the link here.

 

Chipping Norton

Highlands Day Centre
73 Burford Road
Chipping Norton
OX7 5EE

Thursday, 9 January 2020 from 13:00 to 16:00

To book your place, follow the link here.

 

Didcot

Northern Neighbourhood Community Centre
Great Western Park
Dan Read Park
Didcot
OX11 6AS

Monday, 9 December 2019 from 12:30 to 15:30

To book your place follow the link here.

 

Faringdon

Faringdon Town Hall
Market Place
Faringdon
SN7 7HL

Monday, 16 December 2019 from 13:30 to 16:30

To book your place follow the link here.

 

Kidlington

Kidlington Methodist Church Hall
Oxford Rd
Kidlington
OX5 2BP

Friday, 20 November 2019 from 13:00 to 16:00

To book your place follow the link here.

 

Oxford

Shotover View
Crauford Road
Oxford
OX4 2RA

Thursday, 14 January 2019 from 13:00 to 16:00

To book your place follow the link here.

 

Thame

The Barn Centre
Church Road
Thame
OX9 3AJ

Thursday, 7 November 2019 from 09:30 to 12:30

To book your place follow the link here.

 

Witney 

Richmond Villages Witney 
Coral Springs Way
Witney OX28 5DG 

Wednesday, 30 October 2019 from 10:00 to 13:00book here.

Monday, 27 January from 10:00 to 13:00 – book here.

Communication and distress

Our half day session explores the support that people living with dementia increasingly may need, to help them communicate their wishes and to tell us if they are in distress. Join us to learn more about how people live and cope with the everyday challenges that dementia brings, and how you can help enable someone to live as fully and as positively as possible after their diagnosis.   

Our sessions are friendly and informal with time to share experiences and ideas throughout. Understanding the experiences of people living with dementia: communication and distress is specifically designed for the families of people living with dementia and others providing unpaid care (e.g. friends, volunteers etc.).

 

Locations & times

No confirmed sessions at the moment – please check back for updates.

If you experience any difficulty accessing or booking a place on this information session please contact your Local Dementia Adviser or the Dementia Oxfordshire information and training team on 01993 893565.

You can make a positive difference for people in your community living with dementia and their carers by volunteering for Dementia Oxfordshire. Contact us to find out more.

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