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Caring for someone with memory loss or dementia?

Dementia Oxfordshire offers FREE information and support sessions around the county for families and unpaid carers.

The sessions offer an invaluable insight into a person’s unique experience of dementia and the changes it may bring.

It is also a good way to connect with others sharing similar experiences.

Sessions are informal, supportive and friendly, aiming to:

- give people a better awareness about what dementia is
- give people a better understanding about how dementia affects a person’s thoughts and emotions as it progresses
- help people understand how factors often outside the control of people living with dementia may impact their wellbeing
- suggest ways to live well with dementia
- help carers look after their own wellbeing

Duration: 4 hours - giving plenty of time for questions in an informal atmosphere and a chance to relax over some refreshments.

If you would like to know more about the information sessions please contact Rachel Oscroft Dementia Training Manager tel: 07889 600174 or email: roscroft@guideposts.org.uk

Abingdon

Introduction to Dementia 10th April 2019

This session offers an invaluable insight into a person’s unique experience of dementia and the changes it may bring. It is also a good way to connect with others sharing similar experiences.

The session will:-

Give you a better understanding about dementia and the different types

Give you a better understanding about how dementia affects a person’s thoughts and emotions as it progresses

Help you understand how factors outside the control of people living with dementia may impact their wellbeing

Help you look after your own wellbeing

Date – 10th April 2019

Time – 1pm to 5pm

Location –  Abingdon Northcourt Centre – Northcourt Rd, Abingdon OX14 1NS

To book your place:-

follow this link to Eventbrite https://bit.ly/2Feg9xB

Alternatively telephone Lucy Baker 07968 623842

Communication & Understanding Distress 11th July 2019

This session will cover:-

  • What to consider when communicating with a person living with dementia
  • Different methods of communication
  • What can cause distress
  • How the person shows distress
  • How to avoid causing distress
  • How to respond to distress

Date – 11th July 2019

Time – 10am to 2pm

Location – Abingdon Northcourt Centre – Northcourt Rd, Abingdon OX14 1NS

To book your place:-

follow this link to Eventbrite – https://bit.ly/2FeIpjy

Alternatively telephone Lucy Baker 07968 623842

Banbury

Introduction to Dementia 1st May 2019

This session offers an invaluable insight into a person’s unique experience of dementia and the changes it may bring. It is also a good way to connect with others sharing similar experiences.

The session will:-

  • Give you a better understanding about dementia and the different types
  • Give you a better understanding about how dementia affects a person’s thoughts and emotions as it progresses
  • Help you understand how factors outside the control of people living with dementia may impact their wellbeing
  • Help you look after your own wellbeing

Date – 1st May 2019

Time – 10am to 2pm

Location – Green Pastures, Bath Road, Banbury, OX16 0TT

To book your place:-

follow this link to Eventbrite https://bit.ly/2TAg7Ir

Alternatively telephone Lucy Baker 07968 623842

 

Changing Relationships 31st July 2019

This session will cover:-

  • Different types of relationships
  • Changes following diagnosis
  • How to manage changes
  • Sexual relationships & consent
  • Caring role & challenges
  • Maintaining a relationship

Date – 31st July 2019

Time – 1pm to 5pm

Location – Green Pastures, Bath Road, Banbury, OX16 0TT

To book your place:-

follow this link to Eventbrite – https://bit.ly/2ThfDYi

Alternatively telephone Lucy Baker 07968 623842

 

Bicester

Introduction to Dementia 26th September 2019

This session offers an invaluable insight into a person’s unique experience of dementia and the changes it may bring. It is also a good way to connect with others sharing similar experiences.

The session will:-

  • Give you a better understanding about dementia and the different types
  • Give you a better understanding about how dementia affects a person’s thoughts and emotions as it progresses
  • Help you understand how factors outside the control of people living with dementia may impact their wellbeing
  • Help you look after your own wellbeing

Date – 26th September 2019

Time – 1pm to 5pm

Location – Bicester East Community Centre – Keble Road, Bicester, Oxfordshire, OX26 4TP

To book your place:-

follow this link to Eventbrite – https://bit.ly/2VYYNu9

Alternatively telephone Lucy Baker 07968 623842

Communication & Understanding Distress 10th May 2019

This Session will cover:-

  • What to consider when communicating with a person living with dementia
  • Different methods of communication
  • What can cause distress
  • How the person shows distress
  • How to avoid causing distress
  • How to respond to distress

Date – 10th May 2019

Time – 10am to 2pm

Location – Bicester East Community Centre – Keble Road, Bicester, Oxfordshire, OX26 4TP

To book your place:-

follow this link to Eventbrite – https://bit.ly/2ClapQI

Alternatively telephone Lucy Baker 07968 623842

Chipping Norton

Introduction to Dementia 3rd June 2019

This session offers an invaluable insight into a person’s unique experience of dementia and the changes it may bring. It is also a good way to connect with others sharing similar experiences.

The session will:-

  • Give you a better understanding about dementia and the different types
  • Give you a better understanding about how dementia affects a person’s thoughts and emotions as it progresses
  • Help you understand how factors outside the control of people living with dementia may impact their wellbeing
  • Help you look after your own wellbeing

Date – 3rd June 2019

Time – 10am to 2pm

Location – Chipping Norton – St. Mary’s Church, Church Street, Chipping Norton OX7 5NT

To book your place:-

follow this link to Eventbrite – https://bit.ly/2XWwDBP

Alternatively telephone Lucy Baker 07968 623842

Communication & Understanding Distress 18th September 2019

This Session will cover:-

  • What to consider when communicating with a person living with dementia
  • Different methods of communication
  • What can cause distress
  • How the person shows distress
  • How to avoid causing distress
  • How to respond to distress

Date – 18th September 2019

Time – 1pm to 5pm

Location – Chipping Norton – St. Mary’s Church, Church Street, Chipping Norton OX7 5NT

To book your place:-

follow this link to Eventbrite – https://bit.ly/2UG1QHu

Alternatively telephone Lucy Baker 07968 623842

City

Introduction to Dementia 23rd October 2019

This session offers an invaluable insight into a person’s unique experience of dementia and the changes it may bring. It is also a good way to connect with others sharing similar experiences.

The session will:-

  • Give you a better understanding about dementia and the different types
  • Give you a better understanding about how dementia affects a person’s thoughts and emotions as it progresses
  • Help you understand how factors outside the control of people living with dementia may impact their wellbeing
  • Help you look after your own wellbeing

Date –  23rd October 2019

Time – 1pm to 5pm

Location –Shotover View Craufurd Rd, Oxford OX4 2RA 

To book your place:-

follow this link to Eventbrite –https://bit.ly/2HPQzBN

Alternatively telephone Lucy Baker 07968 623842

Staying Safe & Active 4th July 2019

This Session will cover:-

  • Staying safe at home
  • Making your home dementia friendly
  • Driving
  • Assistive Technology & aids to help
  • How to avoid falls
  • Physical activity
  • How to stay involved

Date – 4th July 2019

Time – 2pm to 6pm

Location – Shotover View Craufurd Rd, Oxford OX4 2RA

To book your place:-

follow this link to Eventbrite – https://bit.ly/2UhNhwU 

Alternatively telephone Lucy Baker 07968 623842

Planning for the future 17th April 2019

This Session will cover:-

  • Mental Capacity & Lasting power of attorney
  • Managing money
  • Advance decisions to refuse treatment
  • Making a will & funeral plan
  • When is the right time to look for extra support
  • Who could provide support
  • Finding a care provider/home
  • Benefits

Date – 17th April 2019

Time – 1pm to 5pm

Location – Shotover View Craufurd Rd, Oxford OX4 2RA

To book your place:-

follow this link to Eventbrite – https://bit.ly/2FHMnQX

Alternatively telephone Lucy Baker 07968 623842

Didcot

Introduction to Dementia 30th May 2019

This session offers an invaluable insight into a person’s unique experience of dementia and the changes it may bring. It is also a good way to connect with others sharing similar experiences.

The session will:-

  • Give you a better understanding about dementia and the different types
  • Give you a better understanding about how dementia affects a person’s thoughts and emotions as it progresses
  • Help you understand how factors outside the control of people living with dementia may impact their wellbeing
  • Help you look after your own wellbeing

Date – 30th May 2019

Time – 9am to 1pm

Location – Didcot – GWP Community Centre, Dan Read Parade, Didcot OX11 6AS

To book your place:-

follow this link to Eventbrite – https://bit.ly/2FdoeT9

Alternatively telephone Lucy Baker 07968 623842

Planning for the future 2nd September 2019

This Session will cover:-

  • Mental Capacity & Lasting power of attorney
  • Managing money
  • Advance decisions to refuse treatment
  • Making a will & funeral plan
  • When is the right time to look for extra support
  • Who could provide support
  • Finding a care provider/home
  • Benefits

Date – 2nd September 2019

Time – 11am to 3pm

Location – Didcot – GWP Community Centre, Dan Read Parade, Didcot OX11 6AS

To book your place:-

follow this link to Eventbrite – https://bit.ly/2CmI7Wd

Alternatively telephone Lucy Baker 07968 623842

Faringdon

Introduction to Dementia 27th June 2019

This session offers an invaluable insight into a person’s unique experience of dementia and the changes it may bring. It is also a good way to connect with others sharing similar experiences.

The session will:-

  • Give you a better understanding about dementia and the different types
  • Give you a better understanding about how dementia affects a person’s thoughts and emotions as it progresses
  • Help you understand how factors outside the control of people living with dementia may impact their wellbeing
  • Help you look after your own wellbeing

Date – 27th June 2019

Time – 1pm to 5pm

Location –  Faringdon – Old Town Hall, Market Place, Faringdon SN7 7HL

To book your place:-

follow this link to Eventbrite – https://bit.ly/2FegL6p

Alternatively telephone Lucy Baker 07968 623842

Staying Safe & Active 16th October 2019

This Session will cover:-

  • Staying safe at home
  • Making your home dementia friendly
  • Driving
  • Assistive Technology & aids to help
  • How to avoid falls
  • Physical activity
  • How to stay involved

Date – 16th October 2019

Time – 10am to 2pm

Location – Faringdon – Old Town Hall, Market Place, Faringdon SN7 7HL

To book your place:-

follow this link to Eventbrite – https://bit.ly/2CmI7Wd

Alternatively telephone Lucy Baker 07968 623842

Kidlington

Introduction to Dementia 27th September 2019

This session offers an invaluable insight into a person’s unique experience of dementia and the changes it may bring. It is also a good way to connect with others sharing similar experiences.

The session will:-

  • Give you a better understanding about dementia and the different types
  • Give you a better understanding about how dementia affects a person’s thoughts and emotions as it progresses
  • Help you understand how factors outside the control of people living with dementia may impact their wellbeing
  • Help you look after your own wellbeing

Date – 27th September 2019

Time – 1pm to 5pm

Location – Kidlington – Methodist Church Hall, Oxford Rd, Kidlington OX5 2BP

To book your place:-

follow this link to Eventbrite – https://bit.ly/2HB0iLc

Alternatively telephone Lucy Baker 07968 623842

Planning for the future 19th June 2019

This Session will cover:-

  • Mental Capacity & Lasting power of attorney
  • Managing money
  • Advance decisions to refuse treatment
  • Making a will & funeral plan
  • When is the right time to look for extra support
  • Who could provide support
  • Finding a care provider/home
  • Benefits

Date – 19th June 2019

Time – 5pm to 9pm

Location – Kidlington – Methodist Church Hall, Oxford Rd, Kidlington OX5 2BP

To book your place:-

follow this link to Eventbrite – https://bit.ly/2XZpdxP

Alternatively telephone Lucy Baker 07968 623842

Sonning Common

Introduction to Dementia 24th April 2019

This session offers an invaluable insight into a person’s unique experience of dementia and the changes it may bring. It is also a good way to connect with others sharing similar experiences.

The session will:-

  • Give you a better understanding about dementia and the different types
  • Give you a better understanding about how dementia affects a person’s thoughts and emotions as it progresses
  • Help you understand how factors outside the control of people living with dementia may impact their wellbeing
  • Help you look after your own wellbeing

Date – 24th April 2019

Time – 10am to 2pm

Location – Sonning Common Village Hall – Wood Lane, Sonning Common, Reading RG4 9SL

To book your place:-

follow this link to Eventbrite – https://bit.ly/2T8qnDv

Alternatively telephone Lucy Baker 07968 623842

Nutrition & Continence 25th July 2019

This Session will cover:-

  • The importance of eating & drinking
  • Common problems
  • Motor skills & co-ordination
  • Weight loss & how to overcome
  • Tiredness
  • Chewing & swallowing
  • Consequences of poor nutrition
  • Why might the person become incontinent
  • Tips to reduce incidents & how to respond to incontinence
  • Hygiene & importance of maintaining a health bladder & bowel

Date – 25th July 2019

Time – 5pm to 9pm

Location – Sonning Common Village Hall – Wood Lane, Sonning Common, Reading RG4 9SL

To book your place:-

follow this link to Eventbrite – https://bit.ly/2ClAyPn

Alternatively telephone Lucy Baker 07968 623842

Thame

Introduction to Dementia 3rd October 2019

This session offers an invaluable insight into a person’s unique experience of dementia and the changes it may bring. It is also a good way to connect with others sharing similar experiences.

The session will:-

  • Give you a better understanding about dementia and the different types
  • Give you a better understanding about how dementia affects a person’s thoughts and emotions as it progresses
  • Help you understand how factors outside the control of people living with dementia may impact their wellbeing
  • Help you look after your own wellbeing

Date – 3rd October 2019

Time – 10am to 2pm

Location – Thame Barns Centre – Church Rd, Thame OX9 3AJ

To book your place:-

follow this link to Eventbrite – https://bit.ly/2TSK0Uv

Alternatively telephone Lucy Baker 07968 623842

Living with Dementia 12th June 2019

This Session will cover:-

Following on from the initial information session, living with dementia will cover the following:-

  • Understanding the perspective of the person living with dementia
  • How visual images can be distorted
  • Environmental factors
  • People factors

Date – 12th June 2019

Time – 1pm to 5pm

Location – Thame Barns Centre – Church Rd, Thame OX9 3AJ

To book your place:-

follow this link to Eventbrite – https://bit.ly/2THkXV6

Alternatively telephone Lucy Baker 07968 623842

Wantage

Introduction to Dementia 12th September 2019

This session offers an invaluable insight into a person’s unique experience of dementia and the changes it may bring. It is also a good way to connect with others sharing similar experiences.

The session will:-

  • Give you a better understanding about dementia and the different types
  • Give you a better understanding about how dementia affects a person’s thoughts and emotions as it progresses
  • Help you understand how factors outside the control of people living with dementia may impact their wellbeing
  • Help you look after your own wellbeing

Date – 12th September 2019

Time – 1pm to 5pm

Location – Wantage – Methodist Church Hall, 20 Newbury St, Wantage OX12 8DA

To book your place:-

follow this link to Eventbrite – https://bit.ly/2JciSeT

Alternatively telephone Lucy Baker 07968 623842

Changing Relationships 13th May 2019

This Session will cover:-

  • Different types of relationships
  • Changes following diagnosis
  • How to manage changes
  • Sexual relationships & consent
  • Caring role & challenges
  • Maintaining a relationship

Date – 13th May 2019

Time – 10am to 2pm

Location – Wantage – Methodist Church Hall, 20 Newbury St, Wantage OX12 8DA

To book your place:-

follow this link to Eventbrite – https://bit.ly/2JgvOAK

Alternatively telephone Lucy Baker 07968 623842

Witney

Introduction to Dementia 18th July 2019

This session offers an invaluable insight into a person’s unique experience of dementia and the changes it may bring. It is also a good way to connect with others sharing similar experiences.

The session will:-

  • Give you a better understanding about dementia and the different types
  • Give you a better understanding about how dementia affects a person’s thoughts and emotions as it progresses
  • Help you understand how factors outside the control of people living with dementia may impact their wellbeing
  • Help you look after your own wellbeing

Date – 18th July 2019

Time – 1pm to 5pm

Location – Witney – Richmond Village Witney, Coral Springs Way, Witney OX28 5DG

 

To book your place:-

follow this link to Eventbrite – https://bit.ly/2Uz1e6t

Alternatively telephone Lucy Baker 07968 623842

Living with Dementia 15th April 2019

This Session will cover:-

Following on from the initial information session, living with dementia will cover the following:-

  • Understanding the perspective of the person living with dementia
  • How visual images can be distorted
  • Environmental factors
  • People factors

Date – 15th April 2019

Time – 10am to 2pm

Location – Witney – Richmond Village Witney, Coral Springs Way, Witney OX28 5DG

 

To book your place:-

follow this link to Eventbrite – https://bit.ly/2TASD6K

Alternatively telephone Lucy Baker 07968 623842

Nutrition & Continence 30th October 2019

This Session will cover:-

  • The importance of eating & drinking
  • Common problems
  • Motor skills & co-ordination
  • Weight loss & how to overcome
  • Tiredness
  • Chewing & swallowing
  • Consequences of poor nutrition
  • Why might the person become incontinent
  • Tips to reduce incidents & how to respond to incontinence
  • Hygiene & importance of maintaining a health bladder & bowel

Date – 30th October 2019

Time – 10am to 2pm

Location – Witney – Richmond Village Witney, Coral Springs  Way, Witney OX28 5DG

 

To book your place:-

follow this link to Eventbrite – https://bit.ly/2TFwJQ1

Alternatively telephone Lucy Baker 07968 623842

Can’t find a suitable session on the website?  Or finding it difficult to attend a session?

We’re continually developing new locations according to need. Please contact us with your name, location, and preferred time of day, such as morning, afternoon or evening, and we’ll endeavour to accommodate your needs.
We are aware that committing to attending one of our training courses may be difficult for carers, including spending time away from the person that you care for.
With this in mind, we have a few alternative options available to meet your requirements:
– We have some very useful e-learning links, if you would like to find out more about dementia at your own pace
– Shared sessions with the carer and person with dementia could be arranged
– Volunteers could stay with your loved one whilst you attend a group session
– We can arrange an info session at the same time and location as a memory cafe group. This can allow your loved one to attend the memory cafe, whilst you come to the info session for carers.

Please contact Rachel Oscroft to discuss some options that would work for you:

Tel: 01993 893572 or 07889 600174

Email: roscroft@guideposts.org.uk