Apr 30, 2013
A free seminar which will provide an insight into dementia and its care will be held at Care UK’s Woodland Hall care home in Stanmore.
The seminar, titled Understanding Living With Dementia will feature expert James Wilson, a lecturer in mental health at Southampton University, who will give an insight into dementia and provide information and guidance for those caring for a loved one with the condition.
The event has been organised for family carers, health care professionals such as GPs, hospital discharge co-ordinators and health assessors and will begin at 10am.
Home Manager Kumaree Juggapah said: “This is the first time we have organised something like this. It is part of an ongoing education programme which includes similar events in other Care UK homes around the country.
“More than 800,000 people are living with dementia in the UK . The aim of this seminar is to help people to understand what happens when someone develops dementia, how to help or care for them, what signs to look for and how to plan for the future. We also want to, to show those who attend how we provide specialist care for our residents including those with complex needs, Alzheimers, Parkinson’s disease, and challenging behaviour.”
Woodland Hall, which is home for up to 72 residents, has been running for 16 years and offers a range of facilities and services including palliative care, respite care and a specialist unit caring for older people with mental health needs.
Kumarree added: “We are hoping this seminar will give family carers and those who come into contact with people with dementia a greater understanding of the condition. It will also give the health professionals who attend a detailed explanation of the services, therapies and care that are available.”
The seminar will take place at 10am on Wednesday 1st May at the home in Clamp Hill. If you would like to attend, please book in advance by calling 0208 954 7720 or emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org
Clamp Hill, Stanmore, Greater London, HA7 3BG
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