Workshops for families affected by Alzheimer’s

The dementia workshops will take place next month
The dementia workshops will take place next month
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An at-home care provider for older people across Blackpool and Wyre is offering free workshops to families whose loved ones are affected by Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia.

The workshops, run by Home Instead Senior Care, will cover how to recognise Alzheimer’s and other dementias, techniques to manage behaviours, and caring for yourself while caring for a loved one.

Tara McPhee, from Home Instead, said: “People prefer to remain at home and this is particularly relevant for dementia sufferers who benefit from familiar surroundings and routines.

“However, when family members must take on the role of being the main carer they can often become overwhelmed, physically and mentally with the uncertainties and pressures of caring for a loved one.”

The workshops teach people to identify the typical signs of dementia and gain a better understanding of the condition.

They will also arm family carers and others in the community with effective techniques for managing the many different and sometimes challenging behaviours associated with dementia including refusal, delusions, aggression, false accusations, wandering and agitation.

They will be held from 10.30am to 12pm at the Thornton Little Theatre, and Thursday, October 16 from 10.30am to 12pm at Marine Hall, in Fleetwood.

For more information or to register your place please call (01253) 200770 or email tara.mcphee@homeinstead.co.uk