Family Support Network – dementia

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Do you care for a loved one who is living with dementia?

 Supporting a loved one with dementia can be rewarding, challenging and exhausting in equal measure.  We have worked for over 20 years with care services and even delivered dementia training to the Care Quality Commission, but people who care at home are often invisible and we realise that you need us too.

What is the Family Support Network?

 The Family Support Network is a free service for people supporting loved ones with dementia at home. We meet monthly via Zoom and anybody is welcome. 

What happens during the Family Support Network sessions?

You will learn about a different aspect of dementia each month, gain new insights which will help you to overcome some of the challenges that you are facing; ask the questions you’ve wanted answers to and build a “friendship group” of people who are in a similar situation to you.  Caring for a loved one can be a very lonely experience, so we want to bring together people who are in the same situation as you.  Your contact details are kept private, but if you choose to share them with other members of the group, we will support that.

What are the subjects that will be covered each month?

 The suggested subjects for the family sessions are below:

4th October 2021           What dementia is and how it affects the brain

8th November 2021       Memory and false beliefs

6th December 2021        Communication and the impact of Christmas

3rd January 2022           Coping with distress

7th February 2022          A dementia friendly environment

7th March 2022             Changing relationships and roles

4th April 2022                Eating and drinking

9th May 2022                Keeping active and involved

6th June 2022                Pain in dementia

4th July 2022                 Changes in perception

The subjects will be adapted, if necessary, to suit the needs of the group.

How do I join?

Simply email us at fsn@colemantraining.co.uk and we will send you a Zoom link to access free support for family carers, delivered by Zoom, so that you can join us, even if you can’t leave the house.

 What time works best for you?

 The Family Support Network will meet in the early evening.  Please get in touch and let us know what time would work best for you.  The choices are:

6.00pm

6.30pm

7.00pm

Email your preference to fsn@colemantraining.co.uk and we will choose the most popular time to meet.

Don’t be a stranger

 A stranger is just a friend we haven’t yet met.  We are looking forward to meeting you and supporting you through your journey.  Look after yourself.  See you soon!