Feb 20, 2013
Carers in Copthorne are being invited to a free seminar at Care UK’s Francis Court residential care home to learn more about dementia and how to help friends and relatives with the condition.
The seminar will take place twice – once in the morning and once in the afternoon – on Monday 25th February and will be led by national dementia expert James Wilson, who lectures in Mental Health at Southampton University and specialises in the effects of dementia.
‘Caring for Someone with Dementia’ will provide an understanding of what dementia is, as well as giving useful information on how to help people with dementia live a calm and fulfilled life.
Mr Wilson said: “ ‘If only I had known that at the start of my journey’ is the most common statement I hear from carers, who have described their journey of care as ‘slowly fumbling your way along an obstacle-filled path while blindfolded, frustrated and alone.
“It can be difficult to navigate your way through the unusual and new complexities that are thrown up when dementia enters your life uninvited. I warmly invite you to come to this seminar and meet others in the same position as you.”
Francis Court Manager Scarlett MacDonald said: “Caring for someone with dementia can be particularly difficult for a friend or relative as they have no training and do not know what to expect. “They also have emotional ties to the person and this can make things more troubling for them.
“We hope the seminars will not only provide people with practical ideas and information but will enable them to talk to talk to Care UK carers who are specially trained in dementia care and meet other people who are in similar positions so they realise that they are not alone.”
The seminars will take place from 11am – 12.30pm and 1pm – 2.30pm at Francis Court, in Borers Arms Road.
Place are free but availability is limited. If you are interested in taking part in either session, please Katie King, Customer Relations Manager, on 01342 719 008
Borers Arms Road, Copthorne, West Sussex, RH10 3LQ
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