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CBT for Dementia Carers Group September 2018

29 June 2018 | Uncategorised

TalkingSpace Plus will be running a group for people who are caring for a friend or relative who has dementia.

What is CBT for dementia carers?

Most carers of people with dementia experience feelings of burden and stress from time to time.

CBT stands for ‘Cognitive Behavioural Therapy’ and is an approach used to help people understand how their thoughts, feelings and behaviour are linked. It can help reduce feelings of stress and/or low mood.

 Who is the CBT for carers group for?

The group is for carers of any age who are:

  • Caring for someone with a diagnosed dementia
  • Feeling stressed and/or experiencing low mood
  • Looking for ways of managing stress and/or low mood
  • Looking for ideas to care more effectively for their relative or friend

 What does the group cover?

  • Stress management
  • Coping with difficult thoughts and emotions
  • Ideas to help you care for your relative as effectively as possible, for as long as possible
  • Understanding dementia and your reaction to it
  • Identifying helpful ways of interacting with your relative to reduce your feelings of stress, distress and/or low mood
  • Identifying ways of responding when your relative is distressed and coping with the behaviour you find most difficult

You will also meet other carers and be able to share ideas and experiences of caring for someone with dementia.

How long will this group run for?

The group will run for 12 weeks.

When and where is this group?

The group will run weekly on Friday mornings from 10am to 11.30am, starting on the 7th September 2018 at the Fiennes Centre, Banbury.

Please note this group will not run on the 5th October. The final session will be on the 30th November.

If you are interested in attending a CBT for Carers group you can self-refer by calling Talking Space on 01865 901222, or complete an online form www.talkingspaceplus.org.uk.

Alternatively, speak with your Dementia Advisor, Dementia Support Worker, or Care Co-ordinator, who can give you advice and make a referral on your behalf.

If you need more information, please get in contact and a group facilitator can answer any questions you may have.

Last updated: 29 June, 2018

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