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Caring for those who care for people with dementia

Published Friday, 12th April 2019

Care for Dementia Carers

A carer’s event is being held for those who support someone who is living with dementia.

The free informal event will give you the chance to learn more about the condition, give practical tips and the chance to meet other carers.

Southend-on-Sea Borough Council’s dementia community support team have arranged the event with Dementia Adventure, an organisation that helps people with dementia retain a sense of adventure by getting outdoors and connecting with nature and their community. 

The event is being held on Monday 29 April, between 11am and 2.30pm, at the Tickfield Centre in Tickfield Avenue, Southend-on-Sea.

Lorraine Rahmy, dementia support coordinator at the council, said: “I would really like to encourage those who care for someone with dementia to come along as it is a safe, friendly, supportive environment. There is lots of practical advice and guidance given throughout the session that can make the day-to-day help of someone who is living with dementia, a little easier. Such as overcoming communication barriers and continuing the see the person, not the condition. Also Dementia Adventure will be explaining the benefits of getting outdoors and connecting with nature.”

Those who attend will also get a free information pack and refreshments are included. 

To book your place, you can go:

Online:          https://dementiaadventure.co.uk/what-we-do/training-and-consultancy/free-events/

Email:           deborah@dementiaadventure.co.uk

Phone:          01245 237548