DURING Dementia Awareness Week I want to take the opportunity to bring support and advice to the community we serve.
We provide at-home care for older people and will be holding a free workshop for everyone, including families, who care for someone who is affected by Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia.
The workshop is supported by Southampton Age UK, University Hospital Southampton, Dementia UK, The Admiral Nurses, Carers Together and other professional help organisations.
The Home Instead family workshops will help people to identify the typical signs of dementia and gain a better understanding of the disease.
It will also offer family carers and others in the community effective techniques to help them live well with dementia.
The workshops are not just limited to family, they are available to all living and working in the community, in fact, they will be accessible to anyone who may interact with someone with dementia.
With an ageing population, cases of dementia are increasing at an alarming rate, which means that more and more people will be affected by the disease at some point in their lives.
The workshop will give the knowledge to embrace the journey they face, rather than being afraid of it and allow them to share their knowledge and experiences with others.
This will have a huge impact on the community and help to make a dementia-friendly society.
The workshop will be taking place at St. John’s Church, Church Road, Locks Heath on Saturday, May 25 from 10am until midday.
For further information call 01489 559007 or visit homeinstead.co.uk.