A dementia first aid course for family carers

Source:
SCIE Social Care Online
Publisher:
Nursing Times
Publication date:
01 January 2015

Abstract

Many people with dementia are cared for by family members, who will receive little advice or support. This article describes a course developed to help carers deal with frustrating and challenging behaviour. The course provides an overview of dementia, provides coping strategies for carers and introduces cares to mindfulness meditation to help them deal with stress.