The Alzheimer’s Society is running a carers information and education programme for carers of people living with dementia.
The programme will be lead by Adrian Friel, Dementia Support manager, and take place in the following venues: Garvagh Community Building, February 28; Ballysally Community Centre, March 14; and Bushmills Community Centre, March 21.
Adrian Friel says that these information evenings provide useful information and support for the carer in the mist of a very frightening illness.
They are also useful sessions for people who want to find out more about the illness and what might be available in the local community.
Adrian added: “For too long dementia has been a hidden illness and it is only through carers and their loved ones coming together as a group and being actively involved in their local branch that they have a voice. The Alzheimer’s Society especially welcomes those with a diagnosis to play a more active role in their branch.”
If you are a carer of a loved one with any form of dementia or someone who has been diagnosed with the illness why not come along to these talks and learn more.
Or if you would like a home visit form our Dementia Support Manager then contact Adrian on 02870358887 to arrange an appointment, Adrian can offer you support, information and signposting on all areas of caring and any form of dementia.