Illnesses and disabilities

Loading Events

Upcoming Events › Illnesses and disabilities

Events Search and Views Navigation

Event Views Navigation

January 2020

Caring for someone with dementia and understanding challenging behaviour

Thu 30 January, 2020 @ 10:30 am - 1:30 pm
Edinburgh Carers’ Hub, 60 Leith Walk
EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND EH6 5HB
+ Google Map

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. Weekly Breakdown Delivered by a Specialist Nurse this course explores why some of…

Find out more »

February 2020

Understanding Hearing loss (with free hearing check)

Wed 12 February, 2020 @ 10:30 am - 3:00 pm
Edinburgh Carers’ Hub, 60 Leith Walk
EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND EH6 5HB
+ Google Map

Many carers and people they support have hearing difficulties. This session explains how this comes about, how it can be avoided and how to live well with hearing difficulties. There will also be the possibility of a free one-to one hearing check for carers. Duration: 1 week Who is this course for? Carers supporting someone with hearing difficulties or who have their own hearing difficulties. Weekly Breakdown Learn about hearing loss and take part in an optional free hearing check.…

Find out more »

Understanding Dementia and Caring

Thu 13 February, 2020 @ 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
Edinburgh Carers’ Hub, 60 Leith Walk
EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND EH6 5HB
+ Google Map

Understanding Dementia course for carers supporting someone in the mid-stages of dementia. This course provides information from nurses in week one about what dementia is, treatments and coping strategies. A VOCAL trainer takes the group through the rest of the course talking about the practical aspects such as money matters and accessing support and also looking at how caring affects you and the relationships you have. Duration: 5 weeks (13th, 20th, 27th February, 5th & 12th March) Who is this…

Find out more »

Caring for someone who has had a stroke

Tue 25 February, 2020 @ 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
Edinburgh Carers’ Hub, 60 Leith Walk
EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND EH6 5HB
+ Google Map

Led by a Stroke NHS Specialist, information on services and support for someone who has had a stroke and their carer. Practical tips and advice, what to expect in the future and information on useful organisations. Duration: 1 week Who is this course for? This day is ideal for carers who are supporting someone who has had a stroke. Weekly Breakdown This one day event will provide information about strokes, treatment, communication and mobility what you may expect in the…

Find out more »

It’s hard for me too” – Understanding substance use and addiction

Thu 27 February, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Edinburgh Carers’ Hub, 60 Leith Walk
EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND EH6 5HB
+ Google Map

Many family members and friends of people using drugs or alcohol find it hard to know how to respond to and cope with the situation. This short informal course helps to understand concerns others have to understand substance use, the law, services to support people to reduce or stop drug or alcohol use. Duration: 4 weeks (27th February, 5th, 12th & 19th March) Who is this course for? Anyone concerned about a loved one’s substance use. Weekly Breakdown Week One…

Find out more »

March 2020

Caring for someone with a Brain injury

Tue 10 March, 2020 @ 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
Edinburgh Carers’ Hub, 60 Leith Walk
EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND EH6 5HB
+ Google Map

Led by Edinburgh Headway this session focuses on brain injuries, impact of caring for someone with a brain injury and tips and advice for carers. Duration: 1 week Who is this course for? Carers of someone with a brain injury. Weekly Breakdown Basic Brain anatomy and physiology. Consequences of Brain Injury. Coping strategies. Empathy exercises (an interactive opportunity to experience some of the effects of ABI). Impact on the carer, what to expect, services and support for both carer and…

Find out more »

Yoga for Dementia carers

Tue 17 March, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Craiglockhart Leisure Centre, 177 Colinton Road
EDINBURGH, EH14 1BZ United Kingdom
+ Google Map

VOCAL in partnership with Edinburgh Leisure’s Movement for Memories programme is offering any carers who care for someone with dementia the opportunity to try out yoga. Beginners welcome. Duration: 3 weeks (17th, 24th & 31st March) Who is this course for? Carers of people with dementia. Weekly Breakdown Led by an experienced yoga instructor come along to practice or try out yoga. Class 10am-11am , refreshments served 11am-12noon. What carers will get from this course Practical skills to enable carers…

Find out more »

Dementia Information day

Mon 23 March, 2020 @ 10:30 am - 3:00 pm
Edinburgh Carers’ Hub, 60 Leith Walk
EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND EH6 5HB
+ Google Map

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 delivered by a Nurse Specialist will provide information about dementia…

Find out more »
+ Export Events

This website has content from partner carer organisations in Edinburgh and Lothian.
See our partners page or click on the logos below: