Nina supports her husband Jim, who has dementia. Last year she was feeling isolated, lonely and a bit desperate as she had\u00a0no help or support. Then she discovered Dementia Adventure.\r\n\r\nNina says: \u201cDementia Adventure really inspired me. It\u2019s hard not to feel sorry for yourself. But it\u2019s given me a fire to keep going. They gave me information, tips and tricks, I got some training, but more importantly I got life experience from other carers - and that\u2019s what was so amazing about their support.\u201d\r\n\r\nAt this extremely difficult time, with day centres closed and restrictions on physical contact, people with dementia and their carers are more isolated than ever before.\r\n\r\nDementia Adventure has found a new way to continue supporting people like Nina.\r\nProviding optimism in uncertain times\r\nIn response to COVID-19, Dementia Adventure are now running online dementia support sessions, providing invaluable support in such uncertain and challenging times.\r\n\r\nThose who join can speak to qualified dementia trainers, ask them questions, receive practical tips and share how they\u2019re feeling with other dementia carers.\r\n\r\nFor many, the sessions are uplifting and help them feel more optimistic about their situation: \u201cI feel so much more positive leaving the session than when I started. I realised there's a life after dementia.\u201d\r\nPositive and empowering support\r\nThis is a worrying time for families looking after someone with dementia. Dementia Adventure\u2019s online sessions provide reassurance that there is support and guidance available to those living with dementia and their carers. \u201cCoping with dementia, you do need help, and you do need to ask for help, and there is help out there. I now know that there is so much support available\u201d.\r\n\r\nThe sessions also help carers to overcome communication barriers and understand how to connect with loved ones who have dementia: \u201cIt gave me an insight into how mum must be feeling. Although she struggles to express that herself, I now can see it from her perspective.\u201d\r\n\r\nNow more than ever, it\u2019s important for people to stay connected. Sessions give advice on how to stay connected and occupied. Sharing with others who are in the same situation also helps carers feel less isolated: \u201cIt helps you realise you are not on your own. My thoughts and worries are normal.\u201d\r\n\r\nFind out more\r\n\r\nIf you want more information or you\u2019re interested in reserving a place on a free session, please visit the Dementia Adventure website.