Some people with dementia and their supporters have difficulty finding the motivation to ‘get up and do’. Our Mood and Motivation session looks at why that might be, from the perspective of both the carer and the person with dementia.
Aimed at family and friends supporting a person living with dementia. You will consider how to improve mood and motivation, both for yourself and the person you support. We will discuss some helpful hints and tips on how to raise mood, build confidence and consider meaningful activities, while encouraging the individual to feel happy, safe and secure.
We suggest you complete the Understanding Dementia Better training first, as it provides you with the foundation you need to get the most out of this session.
About Mood and Motivation
During this session, our expert training team will offer you small and easy steps that can make a big difference.
The 1.5-hour sessions are informal, and a great opportunity to meet and learn from other people in similar situations to you.
We actively encourage questions, which you can ask during the session or send to us before-hand.
You can expect to understand:
- The impact a diagnosis of dementia has on the carers.
- Why the person you support may feel low.
- Strategies on how to lift mood and motivation levels.
- The health and well-being benefits of nature.
There will be time for group discussion (participation is as much or as little as you would like).
Following the training, we will send you an email with a link to resources we mention throughout the session.
A Note to Professionals:
This session is for the friends and family of people living with dementia.
If you are a paid professional working with people with dementia or their caregivers/supporters, you may want to attend an Understanding Dementia Better session before signposting others to our services.
About our Trainers
Our training team are dementia experts who have developed a huge amount of knowledge and experience over many years of delivering similar events to people with dementia—and those who live and work with them.
They are dedicated to learning from people with lived experience of the condition.
All our training is created using the latest research.
Who should attend?
This session is for unpaid family supporters or friends of people living with dementia, who have already attended an ‘Understanding Dementia Better’ session and who want to improve confidence in how to pursue meaningful activity.
The session will consider:
- People diagnosed in the last 18 months.
- People diagnosed over 18 months ago, who have become less active over the last year and would seek to change that.
- People who are not active but would like to build that into a new routine.
Benefits of attending:
- 95% of attendees said they have an increased understanding of how someone living with dementia can lack motivation to do things.
- 96% of attendees said they had an increased understanding of strategies to improve motivation in the person I care for.
- 85% of attendees said they feel better equipped to cope with the low motivation of the person they care for.
- 94% of attendees said they had an increased understanding of the role of my own mood in supporting the person they care for.
- Over 70% of attendees said they had an increased understanding of strategies for improving their own mood and motivation.
- 89% of attendees said they plan to implement new strategies to support the person they care for.
How do I book?
Mood and Motivation Sessions are free to attend, but booking is essential.
To book into Mood and Motivation:
- Select the date you would like to attend from the choice in the section below.
- Click the button and it will take you to a page in Eventbrite where you can fill in your details to book your ticket.
- You will receive an email confirming your booking. That email will also contain information on how to join the session.
- We will remind you of the session in the lead up to the date of the training.
I’ve booked and now I can’t attend
Don’t worry, we know that life can be unpredictable and it’s not always possible to join the training as you had hoped. If that happens, and you are able, please:
- Contact us. We often have a waiting list and would like to make your ticket available to someone else.
- Book onto another date that suits you.
Everything about the session was useful. Love the way nothing stumps you, your positivity and resourcefulness are inspiring as was that of the couple who shared their experience. Picked up some thought-provoking tips to help make communication clearer.
Loved hearing about learned strategies—thinking about terminology and vocabulary that we take for granted but wouldn’t if taken literally. Also encouraging the person with Dementia to feel they are helping/supporting the carer rather than just requesting them to do something.
The presenters were good and hearing from people living with dementia in the videos was useful, especially accepting the diagnosis and not feeling embarrassed to talk about it.
Mood & Motivation sessions
Book your free place at a Mood and Motivation session by selecting one of the events below and clicking on the ‘More Information’ button.
How to Join an Online Session
When you book into Mood and Motivation, you will receive an email containing a link to click in order to join the session via Zoom. You don’t need to download any special software—all you need is the link we’ll send you.
Please watch this short film by DEEP that gives a very simple explanation of the process: