Workshop for family members and friends dealing with dementia (4 workshops)

Event Date: 18 August 2017
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Time:  10:30 am - 1:00 pm

Venue:  Bethshan, Hoel Treowen, Newtown, SY16 1JA, Newtown

Fridays - 18th, 25th August and 1st, 8th September

A series of four workshops covering issues that may arise for family members and friends of a person who has had a recent diagnosis of dementia.

To confirm your place, please call: David Hallmark, CrISP Facilitator, 01352 700712

**Please note that booking is essential**

Some comments other carers said after attending the programme:

“Better understanding and insight of dementia.”

“A chance to interact with other like-minded people.”

“The experience of meeting other carers and the advantage of open discussion.”

Maximum of 12 participants for each session

(tea/coffee provided).

Session 1 – Understanding Dementia

  • Understand what dementia is
  • Understand more about the experience of living with dementia
  • Understand some of the problems and difficulties that affect someone living with dementia

Session 2 – Legal issues & money matters

  • Understand the importance of planning for the future
  • Provide information about welfare benefits that carers and people living with dementia might be able to claim
  • Provide information about sources of help about financial and legal issues

Session 3 – Providing support & care

  • Practical ways of supporting someone experiencing difficulties associated with dementia
  • Explain ways of communicating better with people living with dementia
  • To provide information about local services and support available

Session 4 – Coping day to day

  • Recognise how dementia impacts on everyday lives and relationships
  • Recognise the importance of looking after themselves
  • Identify sources of help and support
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