Carers of people with dementia often speak about feeling frustrated with the person they care for and do not feel properly equipped to deal with their difficult behaviours and feelings of isolation. Often carers do not feel that they can talk to family and friends about what is happening. The Dementia Discussions two different types of online support available depending on what works for you!
In order to participate in either of the online support components you will need to live in or care for someone who lives in the City and Hackney. You will need to have an email address and access to a computer, tablet or smart phone with video, audio and a microphone (these are normally built into headphones).
Not tech savvy? Not an issue. We have a team of dedicated staff and volunteers who can offer up to 3 home bsed training sessions to get you online.
Online support group
Digital Drop-In Support
Our virtual peer support group provides carers with support and relevant information to make the caring role a little bit easier.
Using webinar technology, carers meet up virtually to work together through the Carer Crisis Toolkit and develop new techniques for managing difficult behaviours, establish effective coping mechanisms and find ways to incorporate self care into their day to day lives.
Every person who participates in the virtual support group will also receive their very own printed version of the Carers Crisis Toolkit!
Carers can refer themselves or professionals can do so on their behalf. It takes less than 5 minutes.
Support groups not for you? No worries, we've got you covered.
Our weekly digital drop in offers carers the opportunity to book a time to speak one-to-one with a Psychologist (she also happens to be a trained nurse) who can provide you with the space to voice your questions, develop strategies for managing challenging behaviours of the person with dementia and learn some new self-care techniques.
Feeling stressed out, low anxious, or like you have no one to talk to? She is also on hand for a non-judgemental, informal confidential chat about what's going on in your life.