Free workshops to help families and groups caring for dementia sufferers

Dementia workshops in Hemel Hempstead hosted by Home Instead
Dementia workshops in Hemel Hempstead hosted by Home Instead

A home care company is hosting free training workshops during World Alzheimer’s Awareness month, running throughout September.

Home Instead are delivering the workshop on Wednesday, September 23 from 10am until 4.30pm at the Leys Road Assisted Living Scheme, Gatecroft, Hemel Hempstead, aimed at families, community groups, and those who care for people affected by Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia.

The workshops, developed in partnership with experts in the field of ageing, cover diagnosis of dementia, managing challenging behaviours associated with dementia and how to care for yourself whilst caring for a loved one.

Julie Fewings from Operation Manhunt, a team of Hertfordshire Constabulary officers who investigate distraction burglary, recently attended a dementia awareness workshop. She said: “The training we recently attended was very useful for us as it gives us a better understanding of vulnerable people on a daily basis and has helped us look at them as individuals.”

Owner of Home Instead Jeremy Lane said: “Our aim is to make our community more dementia-friendly and I would urge anyone who thinks they would benefit from this training to get in touch.”

Workshops are also scheduled for Wednesday, October 28 and Sunday, November 22.

For more information on dementia workshops or to confirm your place, contact Home Instead Senior Care on 01442 233599 or visit http://www.homeinstead.co.uk/hemelhempstead