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July 2019

Caring for someone with dementia and thinking about behaviour (Sat)

Sat 27 July, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
Edinburgh Carers’ Hub, 60 Leith Walk
EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND EH6 5HB
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Caring for someone with dementia can sometimes mean dealing with behaviour we find challenging, confusing or hard to live with. Perhaps someone has become stubborn, aggressive, confused, has hallucinations or is just very different to before. Duration: 1 week Who is this course for? Carers who want to understand more about what triggers the behaviours we find challenging and how to lessen them or cope with them better. Weekly Breakdown Delivered by a Specialist Nurse this course explores why some…

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August 2019

Care at home to a Care home

Thu 1 August, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
Edinburgh Carers’ Hub, 60 Leith Walk
EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND EH6 5HB
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It can be challenging when we have been caring for someone at home to adjust to caring in a different way when someone moves into a care home. This course looks at how we can continue to provide support and maintain relationships and build a different kind of life. Duration: 3 weeks (1st,8th & 15th August) Who is this course for? Carers supporting someone who is living in a care home Weekly Breakdown Over the three sessions we will explore…

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Dementia & Challenging Behaviour (The Haven)

Thu 22 August, 2019 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
The Haven, 25B Burgess Road
South Queensferry, EH30 9JA United Kingdom
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Caring for someone with dementia can sometimes mean dealing with behaviour we find challenging, confusing or hard to live with. Perhaps someone has become stubborn, aggressive, confused, has hallucinations or is just very different to before. Duration: 1 week Who is this course for? Carers who want to understand more about what triggers the behaviours we find challenging and how to lessen them or cope with them better. Weekly Breakdown Delivered by a Specialist Nurse this course explores why some…

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September 2019

Understanding Self-Harm

Tue 3 September, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Penumbra, 5 Leamington Terrace
EDINBURGH, EH10 4JW United Kingdom
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If someone we care for is self-harming it can be distressing and confusing this session is designed to increase awareness and understanding of self-harm. Duration:1 week Who is this course for? Carers supporting someone who is self-harming. Weekly Breakdown Join a mental health specialist to talk and increase your understanding of self-harm behaviours and how best to support someone who is self-harming or at risk of self-harm. Also learn about local services that can provide further support. What carers will…

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Compassion Fatigue

Wed 4 September, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Edinburgh Carers’ Hub, 60 Leith Walk
EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND EH6 5HB
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Do you feel burnt out? Do you struggle to be compassionate at times? Duration: 1 week Who is this course for? Carers who want to understand their own thoughts and feeling more and re-energise. Weekly Breakdown Do you know what compassion fatigue is? Do you know that as a carer you are experiencing it and it is a kind of trauma? If you feel more anxious, having obsessive thoughts, irritable with unusual mood outbursts, but exhausted even lethargic at times,…

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Sensory Awareness session (Midlothian)

Thu 5 September, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
VOCAL Midlothian Carer Centre, 30/1 Hardengreen Estate, Dalhousie Road
DALKEITH, Midlothian EH22 3NX United Kingdom
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Do you ever wonder what it is like for people with a sensory impairment? Or are you struggling yourself? Duration: 1 week Who is this course for? Unpaid carers who live or care for someone within Midlothian local authority area. Weekly Breakdown This session is a mix of practical exercises and information giving which raises awareness of the issues people face that are living with visual and or hearing impairments. It also provides hints and tips on how to communicate…

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Dementia Information Day

Tue 10 September, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 3:00 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 training day 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 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 someone with a lung condition (Midlothian)

Thu 19 September, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 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 a lung condition such as COPD. Duration: 1 week Who is this course for? Carers supporting someone who have a lung condition. Weekly Breakdown Representatives from NHS Lothian will provide useful and practical information for carers supporting someone with a lung condition. Information will be given on understanding the lungs, common symptoms and how to manage them and also useful information from a psychologist and dietician. What carers will…

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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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Mental Health Legislation & Rights

Mon 30 September, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Edinburgh Carers’ Hub, 60 Leith Walk
EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND EH6 5HB
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Caring for someone with mental health difficulties can mean learning a whole new set of language, law and rights. This seminar aims to explain some of the terms, processes and law. Duration: 1 week Who is this course for? Carers supporting someone with a mental health difficulty. Weekly Breakdown Join us to learn more about the relevant law, your rights, those of the person you care for and role of the hospital, police, social work and others. What carers will…

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November 2019

Creativity, Interaction and Dementia

Wed 6 November, 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 in activities using poetry, stories and photos. What carers will get from this course Practical skills to enable carers to interact with someone with dementia.…

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Remembering yourself while caring for someone with dementia

Thu 14 November, 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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