FREE Course on Living with Dementia……

Last year me and Cathryn Hart from Humber Foundation Trust ran 2 FREE workshops in Hull for anyone to attend on Living with Dementia as part of the Humber Recovery College season of courses.

Well, this year they’ve asked us to run them again. This year we decided to change the wording and have called the course:

Living with Dementia (and things you can do to help)

We’re hoping to attract a mixed audience. Anyone can attend and you don’t necessarily have to live in the area. I’d love healthcare professionals, people affected by dementia in any way or just those curious to learn more, to sign up.

The FREE workshop lasts 2 hours and is very informal. You can ask questions, join in with your own view or just sit and listen😊

We’re running 2 workshops. The first is on:

Thursday 15th November 10am – 12pm at Beverley Library in the Education Room – Page 25

And the second is:

Thursday 17th January 10am – 12pm at Hull Central Library on Meeting Room 1.Page 33

As their prospectus says, they work to the three central Principles of Recovery…
Hope, Opportunity and Control…….perfect!

A link to the prospectus and more details can be found here:

or email


About wendy7713

On the 31st July 2014 I was diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer’s. I may not have much of a short term memory anymore but that date is one I’ll never forget. I’m 58 years young, live happily alone in Yorkshire, have 2 daughters and I’m currently still in full time employment in the NHS. However, I’m now in the process of taking early retirement to give me a chance of enjoying life while I’m still me. I've started this blog to allow me, in the first instance, to write all my thoughts before they’re lost. If anyone chooses to follow my ramblings it will serve as a way of raising awareness on the lack of research into Alzheimer's. It will hopefully convey the helplessness of those diagnosed with dementia, as there is no cure – the end is inevitable. However, I’m also hoping I can convey that, although we've been diagnosed, people like me still have a substantial contribution to make; we still have a sense of humour; we sill have feelings. I’m hoping to show the reality of trying to cope on a day to day basis with the ever-changing environment that dementia throws at those diagnosed with the condition. What I want is not sympathy. What I want is simply to raise awareness.

7 thoughts on “FREE Course on Living with Dementia……

  1. We were booked onto a living well with dementia course in North Somerset but unfortunately we’ve had to postpone for now as the course is run in working hours & we simply can’t afford for my husband to take the time off. I’m surprised they don’t run evening or weekends for younger people with dementia whose partners have to work. Loosing one wage is hard enough.

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  2. Wendy, have applied for this course in Beverley but still have not got confirmation that I can attend. Sounds really good course, and judging by your presentation at Beverley Library on 18/10/18, will be a really beneficial interactive course – information, and problem solving, involving attendees and those running the course. A “must”.
    Heard about the Recovery College about 12 months ago BUT this is the first course that indicated a new approach to tackling a very difficult subject, which until now, many prefer not to acknowledge. Thank you again – you are a star!

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  3. Wendy is there NO way these could be filmed and viewed on line? I am sure my sister in law in Scotland whose husband has early onset dementia would be keen to view these if there were available but she would never have the opportunity to attend.

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