People who support or care for a person living with dementia are being offered the chance to learn more about the disease and how it affects the individual at a course in Cullybackey .
From Tuesday, February 28 (7-9pm) a six week workshop programme will start at the Dr John McKelvey Community Centre in the village. The training aims to help people 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 training helps people to cope better with supporting the individual.
The training also provides an opportunity for those supporting a person with dementia to talk openly in a friendly and confidential environment, about their experiences and the impact it is having on them.
Support and advice will be given on the following topics: What is dementia; Legal and financial matters; Learning to manage stress & coping techniques; Communication skills; Health, self-care and well-being; Local services available
For more information contact Sarah McLaughlin on 07860258728 to find out more and to book a place on the next programme in your local area. Alternatively you can contact 028 9038 7480 or e-mail NICaregiver.Training@alzheimers.org.uk