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Free dementia carers programme available to local carers

Carers in Bournemouth and Christchurch are invited to a free carers information programme at the Royal Bournemouth Hospital (RBH).

The programme, designed for people caring for those living with dementia, involves six, 90-minute sessions covering topics from Cognitive Stimulation Therapy to the impact of caring. The first session will take place on Thursday 5 July 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 contact the Dementia Nurse Team on 01202 705335 or dementia.nurses@rbch.nhs.uk.

Lauren Daughtrey, dementia and delirium nurse at RBH, said: “The first carers programme proved extremely popular, with up to 15 carers coming to each session. We hope that by re-running the programme other carers in our area can benefit from the knowledge and supportive network too. We urge anyone caring for a loved one with dementia to come along – it’s 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!”

Session Date
What is dementia? 5 July, 1.30pm
The impact of caring 12 July, 1.30pm
Planning for the future 19 July, 1.30pm
Cognitive Stimulation Therapy 26 July, 1.30pm
Life story work 2 August, 1.30pm
Practical advice 9 August, 1.30pm

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