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April 2019

Creativity, Interaction and Dementia

Mon 15 April, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Edinburgh Carers’ Hub, 60 Leith Walk
EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND EH6 5HB
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It can be hard to help someone with dementia to engage in conversation and activities. This workshop supports carers to develop techniques to make this easier. Duration: 1 week Who is this course for? Carers supporting someone with dementia. Weekly Breakdown A workshop designed to support carers to learn tips and techniques to engage someone with dementia in activities using poetry, stories and photos. What carers will get from this course Practical stills to enable carers to interact with someone…

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Dementia Information Day (Midlothian)

Thu 25 April, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 2:15 pm
VOCAL Midlothian Carer Centre, 30/1 Hardengreen Estate, Dalhousie Road
DALKEITH, Midlothian EH22 3NX United Kingdom
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This course aims to provide information on key aspects of Dementia and how it can affect the people we care about. Duration: 1 week Who is this course for? Unpaid carers who live in or care for someone in Midlothian who has recently been diagnosed with dementia. Weekly Breakdown The focus of the session is to inform carers of people with dementia about the illness, treatment and support available. Understanding dementia. Treatment. The home environment. Support in the community. Support…

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Remembering yourself and caring for someone with Dementia

Mon 29 April, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
Edinburgh Carers’ Hub, 60 Leith Walk
EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND EH6 5HB
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Caring for a loved one may lead to feelings of guilt, sadness, confusion or anger however, it can be difficult to share these feelings with someone with dementia, leaving carers feeling very isolated. Duration: 1 week Who is this course for? Carers who want to explore their feelings and stay well while caring for someone with dementia. Weekly Breakdown This workshop led by Heart and Minds has been designed to help carers build their emotional resilience, strengthen and develop coping…

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May 2019

Dementia Information Day (Westerhailes)

Thu 16 May, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 3:00 pm
Wester Hailes Healthy Living Centre, 30 Harvesters Way
EDINBURGH, EH14 3JF United Kingdom
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Becoming a carer can be a sharp learning curve for many of us. We can find ourselves in the position where we want/need to learn about lots of new things. This training day helps carers answer some key questions. Duration: 1 week Who is this course for? This day is ideal for carers who are supporting someone who has recently been diagnosed with dementia. Weekly Breakdown This one day event will provide information about dementia diagnosis, treatment, what you may…

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Caring for a child with additional needs and thinking about behaviour

Thu 16 May, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
Edinburgh Carers’ Hub, 60 Leith Walk
EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND EH6 5HB
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Parents of children with additional needs often tell us that they find some of the accompanying behaviour difficult to deal with. This course explores methods of coping with this behaviour and to develop personal coping strategies. Duration: 2 weeks (16th May & 23rd May) Who is this course for? This course is designed for parents/carers of someone under 16 with additional support needs. Weekly Breakdown Week 1 How Do We Feel About the Behaviour Unpredictable or challenging behaviour can generate…

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Caring for someone with dementia and understanding medication

Mon 20 May, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Edinburgh Carers’ Hub, 60 Leith Walk
EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND EH6 5HB
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A session exploring how medication is used in the treatment of dementia and behaviour associated with dementia. Duration: 1 week Who is this course for? This course is appropriate for anyone caring for someone with dementia. Weekly Breakdown Lead by a dementia specialist pharmacist this course provides information on how different medications are used to treat dementia and its symptoms, as well as information about how to safely take medication, side effects and drug interactions. What carers will get from…

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Caring for a child with additional needs and thinking about sleep

Thu 30 May, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
Edinburgh Carers’ Hub, 60 Leith Walk
EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND EH6 5HB
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Parents of children with additional needs often tell us that they find some of the accompanying sleep disruption difficult to deal with. This course explores methods of coping with this behaviour and to develop personal coping strategies. Duration: 1 week Who is this course for? This course is designed for parents/carers of someone under 18 with additional support needs. Weekly Breakdown Led by an expert from Sleep Scotland this seminar supports parents and carers to think about sleep and how…

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June 2019

Understanding Dementia

Tue 4 June, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Edinburgh Carers’ Hub, 60 Leith Walk
EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND EH6 5HB
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This course provides information about what dementia is, treatments and coping strategies, money matters and decision making as well as support for carers. Duration: 5 weeks (4th June - 2nd July) Who is this course for? This course is tailored specifically to carers supporting someone with moderate dementia. Weekly Breakdown Week One: Understanding Dementia Week Two: Accessing Support Week Three: Money Matters Week Four: Changing Relationships Week Five: Looking After Yourself What carers will get from this course The course…

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Caring for someone with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) (Midlothian)

Wed 19 June, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 3:00 pm
VOCAL Midlothian Carer Centre, 30/1 Hardengreen Estate, Dalhousie Road
DALKEITH, Midlothian EH22 3NX United Kingdom
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Specifically designed to meet the needs of carers of people with Multiple Sclerosis (MS). Duration: 1 week Who is this course for? Carers supporting someone who has MS. Weekly Breakdown The session will be facilitated by a MS Nurse Specialist and will cover a range of topics such as information on the condition, symptoms and symptom management, treatment and support available. What carers will get from this course Practical information and advice on how to support someone with MS. Information…

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September 2019

Living and Dying well

Tue 24 September, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Edinburgh Carers’ Hub, 60 Leith Walk
EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND EH6 5HB
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Losing a loved one is difficult but it is a reality that many carers, family members and friends will eventually face. Whether death is expected or sudden there will be lots to deal with. This short course helps carers to prepare for some of the decisions and arrangements they will have to make. Carers attending the course will build a personalised file to refer to when someone dies. Duration: 4 weeks (24th September - 15th October) Who is this course…

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Caring for someone who has had a stroke

Wed 25 September, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
Edinburgh Carers’ Hub, 60 Leith Walk
EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND EH6 5HB
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Becoming a carer can be a sharp learning curve for many of us. We can find ourselves in the position where we want/need to learn about lots of new things. This course helps carers answer some key questions. Duration: 1 week Who is this course for? This course is ideal for carers who are supporting someone who has had a stroke. Weekly Breakdown This course will provide information about strokes, treatment, communication and mobility what you may expect in the…

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