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CBT for Dementia Carers Group September 2019

TalkingSpace Plus is currently 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 Thursday afternoons from 2pm to 3.30pm, starting on the 12th September 2019 at Abingdon Mental Health Centre.

The final session will be on the 28th November 2019.

If you are interested in attending a CBT for Carers group or need more information, please speak with your Dementia Advisor, Dementia Support Worker, or Care Co-ordinator, or contact Talking Space Plus on 01865 901222.

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