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Group Training & Support Sessions

We have a range of specific training and education sessions provided by the charity and other dementia service providers to ensure the latest dementia knowledge and experience is shared.

Empowering People Pre-Diagnosis

Waiting for a dementia diagnosis? We're here to help.

Due to the NHS Dementia Assessment Service closing until April 2024, many people will be waiting longer to receive a dementia diagnosis. Therefore, we are providing knowledge and support for anyone awaiting assessment.

This online or face-to-face session will include 'Separating fact from fiction' and 'A pro-active approach to living well with symptoms of dementia.

The face-to-face sessions will be taking place at Sage House in Tangmere on Saturday mornings, 10am. The online sessions will take place on Wednesdays at 6pm, over Zoom. Click a link below to learn more and book.

Ex Services Support Group
Join our welcoming and inclusive group at Sage House!

If you have served in the armed forces and would like to connect with like-minded people, please come along to our new group.

Dates

Tuesday 12th March, 2 - 3pm

Tuesday 9th April, 2 - 3pm

Book below or call Sage House on 01243 888691.The group is free of charge, we welcome donations to Dementia Support.

​For People Living with Dementia:
Young Onset Support Group
Join our new and casual breakfast club for under 65-year-olds with dementia.

​These drop-in sessions will include informal discussions, valuable information and peer support, to help you feel comfortable and well supported on your journey.

The first session is on Tuesday, 23rd January 2024, 8:30am - 10am and continues every three weeks thereafter.

(13th February, 5th March, 26th March, 16th April)

No need to book, just drop in to Sage House, City Fields Way, Tangmere, PO20 2FP.

Sage Minds
A new cognitive stimulation therapy course by Sage House. Sage Minds is designed for people with mild or emerging symptoms of dementia.

Cognitive mental activity can lead to new learning, build self confidence and increase cognitive function for a person living with early stages of dementia.

The next course starts on Thursday 1st February 2024 for 8 consecutive weeks, 2pm – 3.30pm, at Sage House, Tangmere. (PO20 2FP)

 

The full course costs £60 (includes all 8 sessions.) Bookings are essential, following a pre-course appointment.

Course themes:

  • Sound & Vision

  • Early Years Reminiscence

  • Creativity with Nature

  • Digital Familiarisation 

 

  • Currency and Money Values

  • Travel & Holidays

  • Current Affairs Discussion

  • Team Games & Quiz

To Book

Please call Sage House on 01243 888691 to arrange an pre course application appointment or email info@dementiasupport.org.uk.

​For Carers:
Empowering Carers Course
Empowering Carers and Families

A four week informational dementia carers course (2hrs per week) in response to carers need for information. The course content includes:

  • Advice and support for carers who are family/friends

  • A chance to enhance knowledge of dementia

  • Practical tips and strategies for managing dementia

  • An insight into what it is like for people living with dementia symptoms

  • An opportunity for discussion about being a dementia carer

  • Exploring different ways of getting dementia support and maintaining health and wellbeing

  • A chance to meet the dementia support professionals and ask questions

The dates of the next Empowering Carers course are: Monday 19th February, Monday 26th February, Monday 4th March and Monday 11th March. You can download the flyer here.

 

To book a place please contact us on: 01243 888 691 or email: info@dementiasupport.org.uk

Carer's Support Group

Carers Support run dementia support groups for carers at Sage House; come along to this friendly group for support, information and to meet other dementia carers.

Held on the 1st Thursday of every month, 10.30am – 12noon, at Sage House.

For further details and booking link please click here or contact Carers Support by phone: 0300 028 8888 or email: info@carerssupport.org.uk

Grief Cafe

Informal and supportive group sessions held here at Sage House to help you on your journey to healing. These 2 hour sessions are held once a month over a three month period. Each session will cover each of these topics: 

  1. Guilt & Grief

  2. Memories & Moving Forward

  3. I'm (not) Fine & Self Care

In these sessions you will have the opportunity to

  • Receive specific tailored guidance for your grief journey

  • Speak without judgement in confidence

  • Gain an understanding of healing and wellbeing

Places are allocated by our Wayfinding team and limited to 10 people per session and many of our groups continue their monthly meetings independently once the course has finished. If this is something you are interested in, please contact our Wayfinding team on 01243 888691 or email info@dementiasupport.org.uk

Outreach Sessions

Dementia Support in the community.

Drop into our friendly local sessions for people living with dementia, their carers and those seeking social companionship.

These sessions include well-being activities including singing, creative activities, chair based exercise and chatting over refreshments. Pop in, make some new friends and chat to our Wayfinders. To view our list of locations and upcoming sessions please click here.

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