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Training Courses for Carers at RICE

Tuesday, December 4th, 2012

RICE holds courses specifically for the carers of individuals with memory problems and/or dementia. The course consists of 4 sessions which are usually held over four consecutive Friday afternoons. These run from 1.30pm to 3.30 pm at the RICE Centre building at the Royal United Hospital in Bath.

They also offer a sitting service so if your relative or friend wants to come along, members of our staff (nurses and psychologists) can look after them while you attend the course. They usually organise some games / activities or just chat and have refreshments.

RICE Carers Courses aim to increase a carer’s knowledge of:

  • Current medical thinking on the cause of memory impairment
  • How individuals with memory problems are diagnosed
  • What services and benefits are available to them and the people they care for
  • The roles of different professional staff
  • Possible problems associated with memory impairment
  • Simple strategies to help care for an individual with memory problems.

An example of a previous carers course programme:

Week 1

1) What is dementia? – RICE medical doctor
2) Legal aspects of being a carer – A local solicitor

Week 2

1) Who cares for the carer? – The Carers Support Network
2) Caring and coping – A local psychiatrist

Week 3

1) Day care – The Peggy Dodd Centre
2) Benefits and allowances – Age concern

Week 4

1) Memory problems in dementia and what we can do – RICE Neuropsychologist
2) Assistive Technologies – Bath Institute of Medical Engineering (BIME)

For more information about courses or to provisionally book a place please contact RICE on 01225 476420 or email us on info@rice.org.uk

Dementia Friends

Thursday, November 8th, 2012

The Prime Minister, David Cameron, is calling on a million members of the public to provide support for people with dementia. He has set out his ambitious plan to create masses of “dementia friends” who will be able to spot the signs of the condition and offer support. The Prime Minister, who says that tackling dementia is a “personal priority” of his, is hopeful that one million people will sign up to receive coaching sessions by 2015. Read more….

 

Events

Monday, June 25th, 2012

Carers’ Centre Events

As always the Carers’ Centre has a wide range of events taking place in its `Give Us a Break’ section. Just look at the selection there is there is bound to be something that suits you and will give you the `time out’ you need.

 26th June 2012
Watercolour Painting Course

Come along to relax and learn to paint with watercolours. All materials provided. At the Carers’ Centre … Find out more

26th June 2012
Community Garden Group

Please join the new Age UK Community Garden Group based at Bath City Farm, Kelston View, Twerton, Bath BA2 1NW. If you would like to grow your own flowers and… Find out more

26th June 2012
Golden Oldies

With all the classic songs from the 50s, 60s and 70s, enjoy an unmissable hour of fun-filled singing, dancing and socialising for Goldies everywhere. Green… Find out more

27th June 2012
Carers’ Employment Support Group

A new support group for carers looking for work or starting a business. With guest speakers, help and advice. At the Carers’ Centre… Find out more

28th June 2012
Golden Oldies

With all the classic songs from the 50s, 60s and 70s, enjoy an unmissable hour of fun-filled singing, dancing and socialising for Goldies everywhere. MonthlyFind out more

28th June 2012
Golden Oldies

With all the classic songs from the 50s, 60s and 70s, enjoy an unmissable hour of fun-filled singing, dancing and socialising for Goldies everywhere. Quebec… Find out more

29th June 2012
Parent Carer Workshop – Brothers and Sisters

FREE Workshop for Parent/Carers Brothers and Sister – Juggling the needs of the whole family Refreshments from 9.30am. Lunch provided! At TheFind out more

29th June 2012
Golden Oldies

With all the classic songs from the 50s, 60s and 70s, enjoy an unmissable hour of fun-filled singing, dancing and socialising for Goldies everywhere. The… Find out more

29th June 2012
An Introduction to Computers

A course for beginners to learn the basics of computers, including using the Internet and email. Week 1 Percy Community Centre, New King Street, Bath BA1 2BN… Find out more

29th June 2012
Golden Oldies

With all the classic songs from the 50s, 60s and 70s, enjoy an unmissable hour of fun-filled singing, dancing and socialising for Goldies everywhere. … Find out more

30th June 2012
Relax With Art Therapy

Relax and get artistic for a refreshing change. Carers new to art welcome! Bath Artists Studio, The Old Malthouse, Comfortable Place, Upper Bristol Road, Bath… Find out more

1st July 2012
Keynsham Music Festival

A great, free music festival for all the family, showcasing some of the best unsigned bands in the region. Keynsham Memorial Park, Keynsham BS31 1HF… Find out more

2nd July 2012
Golden Oldies

With all the classic songs from the 50s, 60s and 70s, enjoy an unmissable hour of fun-filled singing, dancing and socialising for Goldies everywhere. St John’s… Find out more

 

Creative Arts Help Improve the Wellbeing of People with Dementia.

Thursday, April 12th, 2012

All forms of art can be therapeutic. It can help people relax, give them a hobby, provide an opportunity to meet other people and is also a way to express feelings and emotions. Through a conference on Monday 11 June at The Albany, Deptford, London, The Creative Dementia Arts Network aims to bring together individuals and organisations to promote the quality of life of people living with dementia, support family carers and work with local communities using the creative arts. Read more……

Carers’ Centre Events

16th April 2012
Bath Carers’ Peer Support Group

A peer support group for carers to help each other. Community Room, Kingsmead Court, Kingsmead North, Bath BA1 1XB… Find out more

16th April 2012
Carers For Each Other

A support group for carers with a learning disability. King Of Wessex Pub, James Street West, Bath BA1 2BX … Find out more

17th April 2012
Refreshing Day For Carers

A relaxing day away from caring with a therapy session and workshops. The Ammerdown Centre, Radstock BA3 5SW … Find out more

17th April 2012
Indian Head Massage For Carers

Book a free relaxing Indian Head Massage. This is a non-invasive fully clothed treatment. The therapist stands behind the seated client & performs a flowing… Find out more

18th April 2012
Job Search Strategies – A Workshop for Carers

For carers looking for work or thinking of starting a business. A workshop to help with job search strategies and techniques. At the Carers’ Centre… Find out more

19th April 2012
Strengthening Families, Strengthening Communities

A free 10 week parenting programme starting 19th April for parents of children aged 8 to 17. 10.00am to 2.00pm Norton Radstock College, South Hill Park, Wells… Find out more

20th April 2012
Carers’ Week Forum for Carers

Have your say and shape health and social care services in Bath and North East Somerset.10.00am to 12.30pm followed by lunch and another forum will be held… Find out more

21st April 2012
Family Play Walk

A Family Play Walk led by James Beattie. Buggy-friendly – slow walkers welcome! Meet at 10.30am at Widcombe Lock To book contact James Beattie: 01225 832479Find out more

23rd April 2012
Parent Carers Aiming High Annual General Meeting

Calling all parent carers! Come along to find out how you can get involved and make a difference. With lunch,  refreshments and pampering sessions. Saltford… Find out more

24th April 2012
Parent Carers’ Drop In

For all parent carers – just drop in for a chat, support or information from a member of our team. No booking required. Gallery Café at Fosseway School… Find out more

25th April 2012
Carers’ Employment Support Group

A new support group for carers looking for work or starting a business. With guest speakers, providing help and advice. At the Carers’ Centre… Find out more

25th April 2012
Two’s Company

Come along together for a visit to the Holburne Museum – nominated for the Art Fund Prize 2012. Great Pulteney Street, Bath BA2 4DB… Find out more

25th April 2012
Indian Head Massage For Carers

Book a free relaxing Indian Head Massage. This is a non-invasive fully clothed treatment. The therapist stands behind the seated client & performs a flowing… Find out more

25th April 2012
Gardens Are Good For You

Expert gardening tips and advice from Prior Park’s gardening guru – John Tucker. Prior Park Garden Centre, Prior Park Road, Bath BA2 4NF … Find out more

26th April 2012
Building Personal Confidence – A Workshop for Carers

For carers looking for work or thinking of starting a business. A workshop to help with building personal confidence. St Barts Church Hall, King Edward Road… Find out more

27th April 2012
Think Tank

A support group for carers of people with mood disorders such as depression, bi-polar disorder and schizophrenia. This meeting has a walk followed by afternoon… Find out more

1st May 2012
Carers’ Drop In Service

Come and speak to a member of our team about your caring issues. No booking required. Keynsham Health Centre, St Clements Road, Keynsham BS31 1AG… Find out more

Monday, January 23rd, 2012

Training and Education

RICE (Research Institute for the Care of Older People) will be holding their next training session in March 2012 for carers of people with dementia.

The course consists of 4 sessions, held on Friday afternoons at the new RICE Centre building at the Royal United Hospital in Bath.

For more information about the course or to provisionally book a place, please contact the Institute on: 01225 476420.

Broad Aims of the Course for Carers

  1. To increase a carer’s knowledge and understanding of:
    • current medical thinking on the cause of memory impairment
    • how memory-impaired people are diagnosed
    • what services are available to them and the people they care for
    • the roles of different professional staff
  2. To increase a carer’s awareness of possible problems associated with memory impairment.
  3. To give advice on practical problems in everyday life and inform a carer of simple psychological ways to help care for a person with memory impairment.
  4. Provide an opportunity for a carer to meet others in a similar situation and gain support.

 

Events

Memory Café

The Peggy Dodd Memory Café meets at the Day Centre on the first Saturday of each month and is an occasion for Carers and the person they care for to come and meet other people. The Café is open from 10.30am to 12noon, and is staffed by Peggy Dodd volunteers. Newcomers are welcome, call Margaret Klestadt on 07803 125564 for more information.

Singing for the Brain is also going to take place at The Peggy Dodd Centre; this will be on the second and fourth Friday of each month and will start in February. For more details and confirmation of dates and times contact: Contact Rena Cottis: 07540 921035.

The Carers’ Centre has a variety of useful group meetings which provide the opportunity to speak with professionals and other carers. They will also be holding a Memory Café in February for more information on this and other events contact: Carers’ Line 01761 431389 or the office: 01761 431388.

25th January 2012
Two’s Company

Come along together for a New Year’s Lunch. The New Inn, Farmborough BA2 0EG… Find out more

25th January 2012
Carers’ Drop In Service

Come and speak to a member of our team about your caring issues. No booking required. St Martins Hospital, Clara Cross Lane, Bath BA2 5RP… Find out more

1st February 2012
Carers’ Drop In Service

Come and speak to a member of our team about your caring issues. No booking required. The Atrium, Royal United Hospital, Combe Park, Bath BA1 3NG  … Find out more

 

Making Decisions

Monday, October 3rd, 2011

Living With Dementia and Making Decisions

Making decisions is an everyday occurrence sometimes it is straightforward  and needs very little thought. However there are times when it is good to talk things through, is this still possible when your partner has dementia? According to a report recently published in ScienceDaily it is important that you still continue to work as a team.

People with dementia can still make decisions in their everyday lives and with support from partners can continue to do so as their condition advances. This is one of the preliminary findings of a two-year research project funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) into how married couples living with dementia make decisions on a daily basis. Read more ….

Training for Carers – Just to remind you:

The training courses at The Research Institute for the Care of Older People – RICE are very popular and the next one starts this Friday 7th October and runs to October 28th 2011 – 1.30 – 3.30pm. If you are interested please contact Nicolle Appleton on: 01225 476420. If the places are taken for this session, Nicolle will be able to advise you about future courses.

The course consists of 4 sessions, held on Friday afternoons. They are held at the new RICE Centre building at the Royal United Hospital in Bath.

Broad Aims of the Course for Carers:

To increase a carer’s knowledge and understanding of:

• Current medical thinking on the cause of memory impairment.

• How memory-impaired people are diagnosed.

• What services are available to them and the people they care for the roles of   different professional  staff.

• To increase a carer’s awareness of possible problems associated with memory impairment.

• To give advice on practical problems in everyday life and inform a carer of simple  psychological ways to help care for a person with memory impairment.

• Provide an opportunity for a carer to meet others in a similar situation and gain  support.

Events

4th October 2011
Carers’ Drop In Service

Come and speak to a member of our team about your caring issues. No booking required. Keynsham Health Centre, St Clements Road, Keynsham BS31 1AG… Find out more

4th October 2011
Carers’ Refreshing Days at Ammerdown

A relaxing day away from caring with coffee, lunch, afternoon tea, a therapy session and workshops. The Ammerdown Centre, Radstock, Somerset BA3 5SW  … Find out more

5th October 2011
Tai Chi

A gentle exercise paced for the slowest member. ’I thoroughly recommend this for carers to help with anger management and relaxation’ Julian Postle, carer  £3Find out more

5th October 2011
Carers’ Drop In Service

Drop in for free help, advice, information and support from a member of the Carers’ Centre team. No booking required. The Atrium, Royal United Hospital, Combe… Find out more

6th October 2011
Indian Head Massage For Carers

Book a free relaxing Indian Head Massage. This is a non-invasive fully clothed treatment. The therapist stands behind the seated client & performs a flowing… Find out more

6th October 2011
Carers’ Drop In Service

Come and speak to a member of our team about your caring issues. No booking required. Royal United Hospital, Combe Park, Bath BA1 3NGCombe Ward… Find out more

7th October 2011
Memory Cafe

Information and advice for carers of people developing memory problems. The Hawthorns, Hawthorns Lane, Keynsham BS31 1EW … Find out more

Specialist Training for Carers

Tuesday, August 30th, 2011

Training for Carers

Just to remind you to book your place for the next training course which takes place at The Research Institute for the Care of Older People – RICE from October 7th to October 28th 2011 – 1.30 – 3.30pm. For more information about courses or to provisionally book a place, please contact Nicolle Appleton on: 01225 476420.

The course consists of 4 sessions, held on Friday afternoons. They are held at the new RICE Centre building at the Royal United Hospital in Bath.

Broad Aims of the Course for Carers:
To increase a carer’s knowledge and understanding of:
• Current medical thinking on the cause of memory impairment
• How memory-impaired people are diagnosed
• What services are available to them and the people they care for
the roles of different professional staff
• To increase a carer’s awareness of possible problems associated with memory impairment.
• To give advice on practical problems in everyday life and inform a carer of simple psychological ways to help care for a person with memory impairment.
• Provide an opportunity for a carer to meet others in a similar situation and gain support.

Research

Road Block as a New Strategy for the Treatment of Alzheimer’s

Recent research has shown that by re-routing the pathway of a protein and an enzyme the onset of Alzheimer’s disease may be inhibited.

ScienceDaily (Aug. 23, 2011) — Blocking a transport pathway through the brain cells offers new prospects to prevent the development of Alzheimer’s. Wim Annaert and colleagues of VIB and K.U. Leuven discovered that two main agents involved in the inception of Alzheimer’s disease, the amyloid beta precursor protein (APP) and the beta secretase enzyme (BACE1), follow a different path through the brain cells to meet up. It is during the eventual meeting between protein and enzyme that the basis is laid for the development of the disease – read the rest of the report.

 

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