What is Dementia? There’s a free workshop about it next week in #Cork

8 September 2015
By Elaine Murphy
elaine@TheCork.ie

Next week, Wednesday, 16th September, Home Instead Senior Care will host a complimentary workshop for family carers in Cork. The purpose of the workshop is to support family carers in taking care of loved ones with Alzheimer’s or dementia at home. The workshop takes place between 10.30am-12.30pm at Wilton Park House, Wilton, Bishopstown. This is the first of a series of free dementia care workshops hosted by the home care provider.

Family caregivers from the local community are invited to attend the workshop and learn practical caregiving techniques such as:

· Suggested approaches when helping with personal care activities
· Understanding behavioural symptoms of dementia
· Learning how to start conversations for effective communication
· Recognising ways to prevent behavioural symptoms in the future
· Discovering ways to care for yourself so that you can remain a successful family caregiver

Noeleen Cronin, Owner & Managing Director of Home Instead Senior Care in Blackrock, Cork said: “We are proud to host this workshop for family carers. It’s World Alzheimer’s Month and we have clients living with Alzheimer’s or dementia so we have a vested interest in supporting family carers in the local community”.

“Caregivers often struggle to understand the full impact of dementia and it’s easy to become overwhelmed. We want to support them to provide the best care they can. We also want to

help them meet other family carers and realise they are not in this struggle alone.”

Home Instead Senior Care are hosting a series of free dementia care workshops throughout the month of September. To register for a workshop please call 021 5002190 or sign up online HomeInstead.ie.

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