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Dementia Carers Group

Dementia Carers Group

Our virtual Dementia Carers Group is a monthly support group running over Zoom.

Each month we invite a speaker to share their knowledge on a particular aspect of dementia. Everyone has the chance to ask questions and share their ideas – after all, we are all experts by experience.

Current Status: Taking place online every month.

How the Dementia Carers Group works

We meet every first Thursday of the month, via Zoom. 

Guest speakers share their knowledge on a particular aspect of dementia, followed by a chance to ask questions and for everyone to share their ideas.

You can expect information and support from Guideposts staff and other carers as well as friendliness and humour too!

Your support for Dementia Carers has been invaluable, especially the input from the special monthly speakers. My husband is still, fortunately, at the early stage of his Alzheimers journey, but your group has given me a ‘heads up’ as to what I may expect in the future and where to source any future assistance and support we may need.

Ian

Who are the speakers?

We welcome a wide range of speakers. Since we started in July 2020, our talks have included:

  • Laurence Geller CBE: Dementia – Care, but not a Cure
  • Andrea Harman: Dementia-friendly Design
  • June Hennell MBE, advocate for excellence in dementia care
  • John Killick:  Caring – Tell it like it is
  • Shamim Kholwadia: Dementia across Cultures and Ethnicities
  • Amanda Stratford, Head Occupational Therapist, Hertfordshire Partnership University
  • Nula Suchet, author of “The Longest Farewell”
  • Hilary Waiter BMus, Med, DipMTh, Dip Psychotherapy: Communication through Touch and Music

Who can we support?

The Dementia Carers Group is open to anyone who plays a caring role for someone with dementia – as well as anyone who is interested in learning more about the condition.

You don’t have to be an existing user of Guideposts to join us – just request your place at the next meeting by using the form at the bottom. You don’t even have to live in the UK. In fact we’ve welcomed someone all the way from windy Chicago!

It is often hard to keep “upskilled” and “connected”, and through these Zoom sessions I have managed to do just that, with the added bonus of some great company, and some fun too

Sarah, Volunteer and Professional in Dementia Education

Key Info

Day & Time: First Thursday of the Month, 3 – 4.30pm

Contact number: 07803 175416

Email: lfellows@guideposts.org.uk

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Our Next Meeting:

Thursday 2nd December at 3:00pm

Dementia Friendly Community Enablers – Sarah Davies

We are delighted to welcome Sarah Davies as our guest speaker in December. Sarah is a Dementia Community Enabler, working to raise awareness of dementia in her local communities and providing personalised support.  

How to join?

If you would like to join us please register using the form below and we’ll send you the Zoom invite details.

If you’d like to know more about the service, or you’d like to be a guest speaker, please get in touch with our service manager Lin Fellows.

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