Managing Memory Together – Online Information Sessions

Sep 16, 2020 | Covid-19, Dementia and Memory Issues, Gloucestershire

Our online information sessions are a great way of connecting with others who care for someone with dementia in a safe and relaxed environment.

Unfortunately due to Covid 19 we have had to cancel our face to face dementia sessions so for the time being we are going online.

We know from experience that carers who attend our groups value the opportunity to meet with other carers and to find our more about dementia and support available. We are really pleased therefore to be able to offer online sessions to enable carers to connect with us and other carers to share information about dementia.

Each virtual session will run in a similar way to our existing face-to-face groups.  People will join the group and will meet others in a confidential online setting. The sessions will include a presentation, an opportunity to meet other carers and to ask questions online. The sessions will be delivered using a Microsoft Teams video call.  You do not have to have Microsoft Teams downloaded on to your device; you can just click the link we send you to join online.

Initially we would like carers to attend our ‘Introduction to Dementia’ session that provides information about dementia symptoms, causes, treatments and services to support people with dementia and carers. Following attendance at this session, carers will be invited to attend Brain and Behaviour and Positive Communication sessions.  These sessions provide more information about changes to the brain and how this affects behaviour and communication.  The sessions will also explore strategies for dealing with difficult situations.

We aim to limit the numbers in the groups to 10.

Once you have booked on to an online group we will send you an email with the date and time of the meeting and joining instructions.   On the day of the meeting we will resend you the link to remind you to join the group. You don’t need any special equipment – just a tablet, laptop, computer or mobile phone with a camera and an internet connection!

Please contact Managing Memory Together for session dates and to book places:

  • 0800 694 8800
  • managingmemory@ghc.nhs.uk
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