Free training course for dementia carers

9th August 2019, 9:42am | By Joanna Pazucha |

Family carers of people living with dementia will be able to find information, tips and support at free training courses in Devizes this autumn.

The seven weekly sessions will be run in two venues from October to November by the charity Alzheimer’s Support. The sessions will help people understand what is happening to their relative or friend as different types of dementia develop and focus on what they can do to support them. There are also sessions on the practical aspects of caring, including financial and legal issues.

Alzheimer’s Support community services co-ordinator Kate Sharpe said: “We run these courses twice a year. People pick up invaluable tips for how to support their loved ones and how to look after themselves.

“Just meeting others in a similar situation can be helpful and carers who come often continue to get together informally after the course has ended.”

The courses are funded by Wiltshire Council and are free to family carers. They will be held on Wednesday mornings at St Andrews Methodist Church in Devizes from October 2nd.

To find out more or to book a place, please call Kate on 01380 739055.

 

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