Supporting those living with Dementia

Supporting those living with Dementia

Free training course from the WEA – open to all.

Thursday 17th & 24th June 2021, 7pm – 9 pm

In this 2 session course you will look at the different types of dementia and how to distinguish these from other conditions. The course will explore what it feels like for someone with dementia and consider the legislation in place to support and protect those with dementia. In terms of practical strategies, the course will identify the changes we can make to the environment to enhance orientation and independence and how to support effective communication and minimise distress for someone living with dementia.

Additional information about this course

This course is run by WEA in partnership with East Surrey College and is for people living in the districts of Reigate & Banstead, Tandridge, Epsom and Ewell and Mole Valley.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed
  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers
  • Useful to those living with and/or caring for someone with memory problems.

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Describe the different types and form dementia takes and how to distinguish this from other conditions.
  • Explain how someone with dementia might feel and experience the world around them.
  • Identify and use communication strategies for interacting more effectively with someone with dementia.
  • Identify environmental changes to help someone with dementia to be more oriented and independent in their daily activities.