Caring for Carers

This online course is suitable for any unpaid carer and learners of all levels. It will enable carers to understand and recognise that it is important to look after their own health and wellbeing.

This course will teach carers how to have the energy and strength required for their caring role and that keeping themselves well means they are better placed to carry out their caring role.

It is just as important that carers feel confident and emotionally able to look after someone. This course will focus on offering practical solutions that will help to meet carers problems or challenges.

COURSE 1: Are you a carer?

If you help someone, who needs your support to manage a life of their own, you are probably a carer.

COURSE 2: Impacts and Challenges

The role of caring can have a big impact on a carer’s life and affect them in a number of…

COURSE 3: Understanding and Coping With Challenges

What is a challenge? This can be something in your life that you find hard to manage, that could at…

COURSE 4: Self Care

There is no “one-size-fits-all” self-care plan, but there is a common thread to all self-care plans: making a commitment to…

COURSE 5: How To Create A Healthy Balance

It is important to create a healthy balance in your life, so that you can give yourself time for things…

COURSE 6: Are You Stressed?

In this course you will learn more about what stress is and how to tell if you are suffering from…

COURSE 7: How To Cope With Stress

This course will help you find ways to manage your stress. There is no easy answer when combatting stress, it…

Caring for Dementia Carers

This online course is suitable for unpaid carers who are looking after a person with dementia and wish to learn more about the condition and how to manage their care.

The course is suitable for learners of all levels and will enable carers to prepare for the unexpected in advance and how to deal with it when it comes.

The online course will cover topics that will be beneficial to carers for their hands-on caring role and psychological well-being. The course is designed to help carers find new ways to build resilience so they can survive and grow through the most challenging of times.

Carers will learn ways to ensure good quality of life and comfort for both themselves and the person living with dementia.

COURSE 8: The Different Kinds of Dementia

Dementia is a term used to describe severe changes in the brain that make it difficult for people to perform basic daily activities and to live independently without care. In most people, dementia causes changes in behavior and personality.

COURSE 9: Cognitive Symptoms of Dementia

Normal brain ageing results in some decline in some cognitive functions (for example, speed of thinking and working memory). Dementia and cognitive impairment, however are not a part of normal brain ageing; they are diagnosable conditions.

COURSE 10: Coping Strategies for those Caring for People with Dementia

What is a challenge? This can be something in your life that you find hard to manage, that could at…

COURSE 11: Understanding how to respond in a positive way to someone living with dementia

In course 10 we looked at challenges and coping strategies and identified that some of the coping strategies we use may be unhealthy.

COURSE 12: Understanding the grief process

Grief means intense sorrow. You feel grief if something terribly sad happens, like if your dog dies or someone you care for becomes ill.
The cause of normal grief can most commonly be attributed to the death of a loved one but can also be caused…

COURSE 13: Adjusting and understanding new behaviours associated with people experiencing Dementia

As some types of dementia progress, a person may start to behave differently.
This can be challenging for both the person who has dementia and their carer. In this course, we will look at common changes in behaviour and how we can adapt to them.

COURSE 14: Developing Active Coexistence – A Way of Living and Working Together

In this course we will look at what we mean by an active co-existence, which will help us to live and work together, and ways we can develop this.

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