Early Stage Dementia Education Sessions for families and caregivers
The Early Stage Dementia Education sessions are for families, loved ones, caregivers and for people newly diagnosed with dementia.
When someone is given a diagnosis of dementia, it can be really frightening. Worries that the person will forget who they are, not recognise the people they love, or that their personality will change are common misunderstandings.
From the very beginning, the way we help and support people living with dementia has a huge impact, and learning more about dementia can be really positive.
You’re invited to spend some virtual time learning in a supportive, safe group with other family members and carers. This EARLY stage session is designed to help you to:
- Understand what dementia is and how it might feel to be living with it
- Positively impact on wellbeing for people living with dementia and their loved ones
- Enable independence for as long as possible
- Empower you to have open, supportive conversations
- Help the person to play an active role in planning for their future
Here is some of the feedback so far:
‘It helped me to understand that there is still a person with a personality and feelings rather than the rather frightening stigma that life is over for us both’
‘What I really enjoyed is listening to and seeing others, “face to face” going through the same experiences’
‘It’s amazing what we can learn from just listening to people with dementia and gain little gems of information’
The sessions are small, interactive and supportive so you can learn from others and share you experience with people who understand how you’re feeling. Sessions are a safe space for you to be honest as you grapple with what your new role means.
The sessions are free to anyone who are living with dementia or supporting someone in Oxfordshire and take place over Zoom.