Do you care or support someone with dementia?

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Monday, March 23rd, 2015
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Alzheimer’s Society is delivering a Carer Information and Support Programme-CrISP. CrISP is a series of workshops for people caring or supporting a family member or friend with a diagnosis of dementia. It provides an opportunity for you to talk freely in a friendly and confidential environment about your experiences and the impact they are having on you. The workshops aim to provide you with information and support. Week 1 – Induction and Welcome– Welcoming everyone to the programme. Week 2 – Understanding Dementia – Explores the physical, psychological and emotional impact of dementia. Week 3 – Legal and Money Matters – Explores legal and financial issues to help you understand the importance of planning for the future. Week 4 – Providing Support and Care – Explores concerns/challenges that may arise when supporting a person with dementia. Week 5 – Coping Day to Day – Looking at the physical, psychological, and emotional impact that dementia may have on you as a carer. The free workshops are run by Alzheimer’s Society staff and volunteers for a group of up to 12 people who care or support a family member or friend with dementia. If you are interested in attending the programme in your area- please contact: Heather Von Loggerenberg Dementia Support Worker- CrISP facilitator, Southern Area 077183 22722or 028 302 56057 E- National Dementia Helpline 0300 222 1122 Mon –Frid 9am-5pm Sat & Sun 10am-4pm
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