Reducing isolation and promoting coping for carers of people living with dementia during current restrictions on social activities (COVID-19/Coronavirus)

 

Newcastle University currently have two FREE online courses (MOOCs) available which may help you to feel supported and connected to others if you face restrictions on contact and self-isolation during the outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19).

These courses may help you to:

  • Stay connected to others. You may feel less isolated if you can stay in touch with others.  Whilst face to face contact may not be possible, you can post comments about your feelings and experiences about supporting someone living with dementia. This will keep you in contact with other carers who may be in a similar situation and also health and social care professionals who can also share advice or support.  Family, friends and neighbours may also find the course useful to support carers if they are unable to visit in person.
  • Access useful tips and hints on taking care of yourself and the person you support. Our articles and videos may help you to think about your own needs as carers and how you might cope. The articles also signpost to a range of online resources and helplines which you may find useful for further information and support.

You can sign up if you have access to a PC, tablet or smartphone.  If not, a relative, friend or professional may be able to help.

 

To sign up, please follow the links below:

https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/comfort-care https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/dementia-care

https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/dementia-care

For further information on  dementia , advice and support contact our own Dementia Connections team

Tel: 0191 2877014

For enquiries relating to care at home or respite services give us a call Tel :0191 2877028 Option 2

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