Dementia carers support course


People caring for someone with dementia are being offered the chance to learn more about the disease and how it affects the individual in a series of courses being run by Alzheimer’s Society in Clotworthy House, Antrim.

The Carer Information and Support Programme is a series of workshops for people caring for a family member or friend with dementia. It provides an opportunity for you to talk in a friendly and confidential environment about your experiences and the impact they are having on you.

Topics will include:

• What is dementia?

• How you can support and care for someone with dementia the support services that are available

• planning for the future

Alzheimer’s Society Dementia Support Worker, Danny Wilson says: “Relatives of people with dementia often say that it can be really frustrating when someone doesn’t want to change their clothes, have a shower or sleep at night, especially if the person doesn’t accept that there is anything wrong with them.

“Understanding how the person is trying to make sense of the world, and how they feel about the losses they are experiencing, can help relatives to be more patient and cope better. This, in turn, helps the person with dementia to be more content.”

The next four week course starts on Friday, November 21 and will run for 4 weeks from 1.30pm – 3.30pm at Clotworthy House, Antrim.

For more information or book a place on the course contact Danny Wilson office of Alzheimer’s Society on 07889 648793