Courses

Courses in 2024:

A 4-day dementia course for family and friend carers:
“Communication and care-giving in dementia: a positive vision” – by Dr. Gemma Jones
Focus: Understanding yourself as a carer.
This 4-day course is split over the following four days:
Friday 12, and Saturday 13, April 2024 plus Friday 26, and Saturday 27, April 2024
Course description: please click here.
For more details and registration form, please click here.
To enroll, please complete the registration form and return to the given email address.

A 1-day dementia course for the public:
“Lighting DARC – Dementia Awareness Reaching Communities” – by Dr. Gemma Jones
“An excellent follow-on for ‘Dementia Friends’ ”
This 1-day course will take place twice: Tuesday 23 April and Wednesday 24 April 2024
Course description: please click here.
For more details and registration form, please click here.
To enroll, please complete the registration form and return to the given email address.




Course Descriptions

For an overview of all courses taught, please click HERE, and for a brief description of course content, please click on the titles below

“Communication and care-giving in dementia: a positive vision”
– 4-day course … for professionals

“Communication and care-giving in dementia: a positive vision”
– 4-day course … version for family carers

‘Lighting DARC’ (Dementia Awareness Reaching Communities)
– 1-day course

“How to host an Alzheimer Cafe: for co-ordinators and interviewers”

“Educating the Educators: training for using the DVD version of the pre-requisite course”
– 2-day course

Previous courses and their commissioners
Our dementia related courses have been taught to over 15,000 people.

Course commissioners have included:
National Alzheimer’s Society (England, Wales, N Ireland)
Alzheimer’s Society (N Ireland)
Alzheimer Society Branch groups
Alzheimer Concern Ealing
Social Services (London area, Berkshire, Surrey, Derbyshire)
‘For Dementia’ training, UK
Residential and Nursing Homes
Hospitals (local and district)
Specialist Care Homes and settings for elderly people with learning disabilities, for clergy and religious
Rudolph Steiner Hospital, the Hague
Housing and Care Home Charities
University of Utrecht, Post-graduate Nursing Programme
Aorta Health Care consultants, the Netherlands

Previous events (some by invitation):

On the 17th September 2021 the Farnborough Alzheimer Cafe re-opened 
celebrating its 21st anniversary!
see the pics here

“Alzheimer Café UK Networking Day: 2016”
for those hosting and starting Alzheimer Café

“Alzheimer Café UK Networking Day: 2014”
 for those hosting and starting Alzheimer Cafés
Guests: Dr. Bère Miesen, Prof. Viv Bennett, Sinead Grennan, Maggie Bennett
Read the TAD Newsletter on the 2014 AC Networking day
Date: 11 June, 2014

 “10 anniversary Alzheimer Café UK conference”
Guests: Dr. Bère Miesen, Drs. Marco Blom (Director- Alzheimer Nederland)
Date: May 14th, 2010

Gemma teaching the course ‘How to host an Alzheimer Cafe’ in Dublin, January 2015.