Caring and Coping with Loss in Dementia Course for Carers

Do you feel overwhelmed, struggle with feelings of guilt, anger or feel as if you are on a rollercoaster? Then this course could be for you. The course is open to any carer looking after a person with dementia, the person may live at home, be in hospital or in long term care.

The course will:

♦ support you to discuss the emotional aspects of caring in a safe and supportive group with other carers looking after a person with Dementia.

♦ help you to identify coping strategies

♦ help you to feel less isolated

♦ talk about issues around Living Bereavement

The course will run for 6 sessions , with follow up meetings and will start on; Monday the 27th of March from 6.15pm to 8.15pm, there will be a break for Easter halfway through the course. The course will be facilitated and supported by Gwenne McIntosh Lecturer in Mental Health, Jill Wallis Community Occupational Therapist and Janey Scott Short Breaks Coordinator Care for Carers.

Each Session will take place at Care for Carers, St Margaret’s House, 151 London Rd, Edinburgh EH7 6AE . The sessions will take place in Link Ups Willow Room in St Margaret’s House which is on the ground floor beside the entrance and next door to the Swap Shop, Room G3.

Care for Carers can help with transport and sitter costs for this course. For further information please contact: Care for Carers on 0131 661 2077. Or email:

To apply send the following details: Name,  Address, Tel No. and email address to the above either postal address or email.

Care for Carers is a voluntary organisation which provides support, information and advice to carers locally and citywide and short residential breaks to carers from across Scotland.

The course is supported by Edinburgh Napier University.

This course will be held at: Care for Carers St Margaret’s House 151 London Road Edinburgh EH76AE

Telephone: 0131 661 2077 Email:

For more information please contact Care for Carers on the number above.

Care for Carers is funded by the City of Edinburgh Council Department of Health & Social Care . NHS Lothian, The Royal Astronomical Society, Scottish Government and the Prevention Investment Fund . Care for Carers is a Registered charity No. SCIO 13450.


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