About the course

WIth Melissa Noble

According to the Alzheimer’s Society, by 2025 there will be over a million people in the UK with dementia.

Living with a loved one’s diagnosis can cause immense strain. Understandably, this can impact working life. There can be so much uncertainty. However, it is possible to live with the disease and enjoy life.

This course is designed to give delegates a fresh perspective. They will learn more about the condition and what to expect as it progresses. We will explore strategies for managing symptoms and look at the different types of help and support available. Our focus will be developing a toolkit of creative approaches to make it easier to continue spending quality time together.

The course explores
  • Memory and the ageing process
  • The emotional experience of a dementia diagnosis
  • A “self-first is not selfish” approach to caring
  • How to connect through creativity
  • Down-to-earth stress management techniques
  • Where to turn for advice and support
At the end of the session, participants will have the beginnings of a personal tool kit for responding to the challenges ahead. There will be an invitation to join a community for future mutual support and creative inspiration, leaving them much better equipped to deal with what can be a very distressing and stressful situation.

“The conversation has been brilliant and supportive. Superbly delivered – felt very relaxed and have learnt a lot. Leaving feeling much more supported and confident in how to develop.”
Abigail Smith, Heritage Centre Manager, 2021
6 hours
Max 8 participants
Open workshop. Devon.