Caring for carers of people with Dementia
Overview of the project.
The Caring for Carers of People with Dementia Project aims to provide support and information to isolated carers of older people with dementia living in regional and rural Australia. The chat-based group program allows carers to chat with other carers in a similar situation. Carers are invited to join weekly group video conference meetings from their home, and connect with other carers in a relaxed and informal atmosphere. Carers will have the opportunity to share information, experience and skills.
How the project works?
The learning and chat meetings will be led by a program facilitator. Carers are encouraged to use their own desktop computer, laptop, or tablet; the project can loan a tablet for the sessions, if needed.
Carers will need to be connected to the internet. Apart from charges from the internet service provider for data usage in the video conference sessions, the program is otherwise FREE.
Thank you to the participating Carer:
Carers will be offered $50 voucher of their choice as a thank you at the end of the project.
How often will the project be run:
The program will commence in May 2018 and will be run for a six week period. This will then be offered many times throughout 2018 and in early 2019.