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Family, Friends, Supporters and Allies of Dementia

(Peer Support and Dementia - MODULE THREE)


People with dementia and unpaid carers say that peer support with and from their peers is something they value the most.  It helps to keep people more socially connected, giving them confidence and motivation to participate in their communities and friendship circles.  It helps them feel valued by being listened to and being able to help others with similar experiences; it fosters a sense of belonging. 

In this course you will be exploring all areas connected to peer support and dementia.  Whether you are living with dementia, an unpaid carer, a family member or friend, this course has it covered. 

In this course you will be exploring all areas connected to peer support and dementia.  The course starts with an introduction to peers support (MODULE ONE) and then goes onto a deeper exploration of some of the many projects and experiences of people living in Scotland connected to peer support and dementia.  

The course is based on Life Changes Trust publication ' Peer Support and Dementia: a resource for creating better lives', which is part of their 'Dementia: A Whole Life Approach' publications.

This Module (MODULE THREE) you will be learning about some of the useful peer-to-peer projects and resources produced by family, friends, supporter and allies of dementia.  The Module is split into four sections, enabling it to be easy to navigate around the module.  The final section of the module provides a very useful comprehensive resource in developing resilience on a range of topics.  

To access this course, you will need to self enrol on the course.  This is really easy, just follow the instructions and provide your name, email address and a password.

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