Dementia Coaching for Carers
Caring for a loved one living with dementia can be both challenging and rewarding. It can change the family dynamic and relationships and impact on both your physical and psychological health. Nobody is ever fully prepared for the dementia journey and no amount of internet research can truly explain the roller coast ride of emotions a carer will go through.
Dementia Coaching for Carers is a holistic and practical programme compiled by our team and led by our specialist who understands what you are going through, having nursed both of her parents with the disease. Our programme is designed to take you by the hand and guide you step by step, ensuring you have the emotional and practical support and the ability and resilience to cope.
Coaching for Carers
Our coaching for carers programme covers 5 key elements, which make it both unique and one of the first services to cover both the practical and holistic needs of a carer.
We know having nursed loved ones ourselves how frightening the diagnosis Dementia can be. In an instant your world changes and learning to manage the condition and all the practicalities can just be too emotionally draining.
This programme has been designed from a team with over 15 years’ experience in dementia care. It has been developed to ensure that not only are your needs covered but that of your loved one. The outcome is that your journey is no longer a lonely one and you can spend those precious years in a more informed and secure place.
Monthly one to one wellbeing session – Online or face to face.
This will centre around coping mechanisms and explore situational challenges.
The outcome is to create a resilience and strategy to enable a sense of wellbeing and plan of action.
Wellbeing Check and relaxation programme
Our team will call to check in during the programme to ensure you are ok and coping.
Our relaxation programme is incorporated to use between sessions. It is the aim that the tools we provide will become part of your daily life to ensure you create some personal much-needed time and space. A carer so often forgets their own mental and physical health and this programme centres on the importance of this.
A dedicated number is assigned to you during the programme to enable you to contact us with any concerns and/or help needed.
Our carers clinic offers practical help and support for Dementia care. Covering areas such as benefit support, resources available, local care support (set up with Local Authorities). The aim of our clinic is to ensure you have all the resources to take care of your loved one.
Building on this programme our support network was set up to provide an outlet to share feelings and tips to fellow carers. Dementia care is challenging and rewarding. Coming to terms with new behaviours and transitioning through the stages in dementia can be incredibly stressful and isolating. Our network creates a family, a place where you are not alone and can share those feelings in a safe, compassionate, and understanding place.
- Projections indicate that by 2025 the number of people with dementia is set to rise to 1 million increasing to 2 million by 2050
150,000 years were spent caring for people with dementia in 2013 or 1,340,000,000 hours
700,000 informal carers for the 850,000 people living with dementia in the UK
Women contribute 71% of the global hours of informal care
- Dementia will affect 1 in 3 of us
36% of carers spend more than 100 hours per week caring for someone with dementia
48.4% of carers have a long-standing illness or disability
20% of female carers have gone from full-time to part-time employment, as a result of their caring responsibilities and 17% felt penalised at work