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Courageous Carers – A course for taking control and taking care of you

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CCNB is pleased to present a free course for the family and friends of people living with dementia.

The Courageous Carers course identifies the phases of caring that most carers go through, and provides information, support and resources.

The Courageous Carers course aims to break down common feelings of isolation and fear by providing a map of what other carers have gone through.

If you are a carer, you may feel your own needs get lost in the caring role. You may feel you need support, and don’t know where to turn – and it’s always a relief when you know you’re not the only one going through this.

Whether you are a spouse or partner, child, sibling or friend of someone needing care, this course will give you the information, support and resources to help.

Course Description

By attending this course you will gain:

  • a deeper understanding of dementia – what is it and why do they act that way
  • an understanding of your role and feelings – how has your role changed? How do you feel about it and how do you manage your feelings of grief/guilt?
  • activities to do with the person with dementia – how to keep them engaged and feeling useful
  • strategies on how to relax and take a break
  • positive communication skills, and
  • how to maximise celebrations to create good times and make positive memories.

Course timetable

Our next course will be held in August 2017 – contact us to register your interest.

Need a carer?

We can arrange for a specialist dementia companion to stay with your loved one while you are at the course – at no cost to you!  Just ask us about how we can help.

What’s stopping you?

Want to do this course but there’s a problem? Don’t think you can leave your loved one with anyone else?  Whatever it is, it’s very likely we can help.

Contact us by email at ccnb@ccnb.com.au or by telephone on 1300 002 262.

About CCNB

We help support quality of life for people living with dementia and their carers. We have services specially tailored for people with dementia and their carers.

We provide individualised support for the carers of people living with dementia whose behavioural and psychological needs are rapidly changing and impacting on the person’s care and quality of life.

Our clients are the family and friends supporting a person with dementia and behavioural and psychological changes. These changes can reduce quality of life and can be distressing for both the person and their family and friends.  Find out more about CCNB here >>

Course brochure

Courageous Carers Course flyer (PDF)

Cost

Yep, it’s free. We are funded by the Australian Government to provide this course to you.

How to Register

It’s easy to register, here are your options:

TELEPHONE:

Contact us on 1300 002 262

or

EMAIL:

ccnb@ccnb.com.au

Dementia Information Evenings

If you can’t make the course, you may be interested in our dementia information evenings for family and friends which we hold regularly across Northern Sydney.

About dementia

According to Alzheimer’s Australia, there are more than 353,800 Australians living with dementia and an estimated 1.2 million people are involved in the care of a person with dementia. Dementia is the second leading cause of death in Australia and there is no cure. Without a medical breakthrough, the number of people with dementia in Australia is expected to be almost 900,000 by 2050.

 

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