Bereaved by Dementia training from Cruse

Date published: 09/11/2017

Training dates:logo

22 November 2017 at Marriot Hotel,Swansea
23 November 2017 at Copthorne Hotel, Cardiff

Time: 9.30am - 4.30pm

The training has been jointly developed by Cruse Cymru and Alzheimer's Society Cymru as part of a Welsh Government funded project 'Bereaved by Dementia'.logo

Losing someone you love through bereavement may be one of the hardest things you will ever face. Bereavement and loss affects people differently and can be devastating. People with Dementia, and those close to them, can experience bereavement at different stages from diagnosis through to a person’s death, and beyond.

It’s so important that support is available to help people cope with such a complex and emotional experience.

That’s why in Wales, Alzheimer’s Society Cymru and Cruse Bereavement Care Cyrmu have united to support the bereavement needs of:

• People with dementia who have lost a loved one or carer;
• People bereaved by someone with dementia.

The pioneering three year project funded by Welsh Government, aims to raise awareness of bereavement and how it impacts mental and physical health, improve access to support for bereaved people affected by dementia, and encourage self-help and peer support.

Aim of the one day course:
To explore the emotions that may be experienced by people living with dementia and their carers/family experiencing bereavement and to identify ways of providing effective bereavement support.

Learning outcomes:

• Of the impact of bereavement for families/friends/carer’s following the death of a person with dementia;
• Of the impact of bereavement for a person living with dementia.

• To acquire skills and confidence in supporting a person with dementia through bereavement.

• How dementia affects the brain and how this impacts on the experiences of everyday life.

For more information contact Maxine Norrish on T: 029 2088 6913.

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