People caring for someone with dementia are being offered the chance to learn more about the disease and how it affects the individual in a Carers Information and Support Programme being run by Alzheimer’s Society Hull and East Riding.
The programme is a series of workshops and aims to help carers understand more about the condition and its symptoms, including the sort of behaviours that people may display which can at times be challenging. By understanding more about dementia the workshops will help people to cope better with caring for the individual.
Alzheimer’s Society Dementia Support Manager, Kate Atkins said: “Relatives of people with dementia often say that it can be really frustrating when someone doesn’t want to change their clothes, have a shower or sleep at night, especially if the person doesn’t accept that there is anything wrong with them.
“Understanding how the person is trying to make sense of the world, and how they feel about the losses they are experiencing, can help relatives to be more patient and cope better. This, in turn, helps the person with dementia to be more content.
“The workshops will also help people to better understand the changes that occur as dementia progresses and there will be the opportunity for carers to discuss the difficulties they face and what tactics work for them.’
The free four week programme takes place on Thursday 6, 13, 20 and 27 March at Cass Hall, King Street, Driffield YO25 6QW, 1.30 to 4pm.
For more information and to book a place, please contact the Hull and East Riding office of Alzheimer’s Society on 01482 211255 or firstname.lastname@example.org