Advice and a listening ear at the Dementia Line

Advice and a listening ear at the Dementia Line

Place:
Everywhere in the Netherlands
Category:
Marketing, communication & PR, Informal care support
Can be done online / at home:
Yes
Availability:
regularly
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“Every conversation is different. I can often mean something to a carer, but I always learn something myself.”

The DementiaLijn of Alzheimer Nederland is a helpline, especially for people with dementia and their carers. Living with dementia is complicated and always presents you with new challenges. Then it is nice to be able to tell your story every now and then, or to ask questions to someone who understands what it is like to live with (someone with) dementia.

Great value 1-on-1 conversation
In addition to all the online options for information exchange, a 1-on-1 conversation remains of great value. Fortunately, many people know where to find the Dementia Line. They often call with a concrete question about the care of their loved one, but also to let off steam, to express concerns or to be able to talk freely.

How you can help
Are you a professional (preferably HBO/WO) in the care of people with dementia (for example as a case manager or psychologist) and/or have you been involved with dementia in your immediate environment, and do you want to use your knowledge and experiences for others who need this? Then this challenging volunteer position at the DementiaLijn is definitely something for you!

what you are going to do
As a volunteer you offer a listening ear to carers and people with dementia by telephone. You also give advice and tips about coping with dementia. You are familiar with the activities of Alzheimer Nederland and can refer you to other experts if necessary. You have broad knowledge about dementia and you can work at a minimum of MBO-4 / HBO level. You are available for a telephone service for half a day (4-5 hours) every week. You work from home and are given the opportunity to organize your time flexibly.

“After working in healthcare for many years, I can now commit myself to the Dementia Line. I am glad that my knowledge and experience will not be lost like this.”

With your efforts, you and the other volunteers can make an important contribution to supporting people with dementia and their loved ones. And that is meaningful and rewarding work!

Interested in doing something beautiful in this way? Please feel free to contact me by sending me a message. We would like to hear from you!

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  • The request from Mariëtte has been viewed by the helpdesk
  • This person is registered on NLvoorelkaar
  • Mariëtte has previously been helped through this website
  • Mariëtte has received one recommendation
Availability:
regularly