The Alzheimer Society of Ireland runs a six week course aimed at supporting family members who are caring for loved ones with Dementia.
Our face-to-face course consists of six sessions, which are held on a monthly basis, usually in the evenings. Each session lasts 2.5 hours. For more details on the content of the course please click here
We are also now recruiting for our Online Family Training Carer Course called Home-Based Care-Home-Based Education. This will feature the exact same content as the face-to-face course but it will be held exclusively online and can be completed from the comfort of your own home. Places are strictly limited. For frequently asked questions please click here. To book your place today please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01 2073834.
We now have confirmed dates and times for the following face to face courses:
Dublin North - Artane Family Resource Centre, 55 Gracefield Road, Artane, Dublin 5. Mondays 7.00pm to 9.30pm, from 11th September until 16th October 2017 inclusive.
Dublin South - Bloomfield Hospital, Stocking Lane, Rathfarnham, Dublin 16. Mondays 7.00pm to 9.30pm, from 11th September until 16th October 2017 inclusive.
Kildare - The Westgrove Hotel, Abbeylands, Clane, Co Kildare. Wednesdays 7.00pm to 9.30pm, from 13th September until 25th October 2017. (no class on Wed 4th October)
Clare - The Alzheimer Society of Ireland, Cuan an Chlair, Cahercalla Rd, Ennis, Co Clare. Thursdays 7.00pm to 9.30pm, 21st September to 26th October 2017 inclusive.
Meath - This course has now been postponed until 2018. More details to follow.
If the course is of interest to you, please download this Course Application Form. Please complete the form and return it by email to email@example.com, or by post to The Alzheimer Society of Ireland, Training Department, Temple Road, Blackrock, Co. Dublin.
The content of the course includes:
Communication and Responding to Behaviour
Nutrition and Eating Well
Engaging in Life Activities
Safety in the Home
Looking After Yourself as a Carer
Feedback has been extremely positive from participants who have completed the course earlier this year. Some of their comments included:
"The facilitator was extremely knowledgeable and very good at imparting information. It was also great to meet other carers who are dealing with the same issues as me"
"All areas of the course gave me great insight and totally changed me as a carer"
"Overall the course was superb. It has given me a lot more confidence. Thank you so much. Brilliant"