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Free dementia carers programme available to local carers

13 April 2018

Specialist dementia and delirium nurses from the Royal Bournemouth Hospital (RBH) are offering a free carers information programme for those looking after people who have dementia or memory problems.

The programme involves six, 90-minute sessions covering topics from what dementia is to the impact of caring. The first session will take place on Thursday 3 May at 1.30pm in the Library in RBH’s Education Centre.

As well as learning how to care for those living with dementia, the programme will also be an opportunity to meet other carers in the area and share support and advice.

Anyone who would like to come along should call the Dementia Nurse Team on 01202 705335.

Lauren Daughtrey, dementia and delirium nurse at RBH, said: “The programme aims to support carers, who are often the forgotten victims of dementia. We urge anyone caring for a loved one with dementia to come along – it’s going to be a very supportive series of sessions. It’s also an opportunity to have a break from caring and there’ll be tea and cake too!”

  • What is dementia: 3 May, 1.30pm
  • The impact of caring: 10 May, 1.30pm
  • Planning for the future: 17 May, 1.30pm
  • Cognitive Stimulation Therapy: 24 May, 1.30pm
  • Life story work: 31 May, 1.30pm
  • Practical advice: 7 June, 1.30pm

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