For families and friends - NSW

We have free courses and workshops in locations around NSW where you can explore issues relating to you as family carers and friends of people with dementia.

Maintaining your health and well being, and managing the impact of your feelings on the ability to care is fundamental to your quality of life.  We understand that if you are prepared and have access to information and knowledge your relationship with the person you care for and your family network will be strenthened.  We work with a close network of community partners to bring you our sessions and help you to access a variety of services specific to your needs.

Our carer programs are designed to help you and your families with practical strategies for managing day to day.  Options include in-depth one, two and three day courses, evening seminars, topical workshops as well as programs for sons and daughters and extended family.  

Our team will also provide topical sessions for carer support group meetings, and carers in community and residential environments on request.

Carer courses

Available to family carers and friends directly involved in the care or support of a person with dementia.

Topics include:

  • The Nature of Dementia
  • Effective Communication
  • Activities
  • Understanding and Responding to Behaviours
  • The Impact of Dementia
  • Community Services
  • Planning Ahead
  • Understanding grief and transition to care.

 For more information on course dates please refer to the Education & Training page.  To register for a Carer Course please contact the Education Team on (02) 9805 0100 or email.

 

LIFE HISTORY BOOK

KEEP THE MEMORIES OF YOUR PERSON WITH DEMENTIA ALIVE

Life history books are a popular means to record important memories for a person with dementia. They provide a memory prompt for them and a lasting momento for family members. Download a blank life history book.