Free Alzheimer’s Society courses to help people caring for someone with dementia are coming to seven towns and villages in Lincolnshire.
The Carers Information and Support Programme offers the chance to learn more about the condition and how it affects the individual. There are thought to be about 11000 people with dementia in Lincolnshire.
Upcoming courses are taking place in:
- Holbeach from 21 June
- Market Rasen from 22 June
- Gainsborough from 13 July
- Woodhall Spa from 19 Aug
- Grantham from 10 Aug
- Sibsey from 17 Aug
- Sleaford from 7 Sept
Nasim Minhas, Alzheimer’s Society Operations Manager for Lincolnshire said:
‘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 courses will also help people to better understand the changes that occur as dementia progresses and there will be the opportunity for carers to discuss the difficulties they face and what tactics work for them.’
The course is free, but carers need to book a place.
For more information or to book a place please contact Alzheimer’s Society on 01522 692681