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Dementia workshops for carers and volunteers

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Free workshops are being offered by the University of Stirling to carers and volunteers who provide support for people with dementia.

The four-hour workshops, which are run by the Dementia Services Development Centre (DSDC), cover aspects of dementia care that many people find difficult.

They provide practical solutions for family carers and volunteers who care for someone with a diagnosis of dementia. They also offer an opportunity to meet neighbours who are in a similar situation.

The next workshop will be held on Friday 31 August at the University’s Iris Murdoch Building. Further workshops will be held on the last Friday of each month (excluding December and January) until February 2019.

Learning and Development Officer Lynda Hutton said: “Families can find themselves in roles they didn’t plan for, and supporting a loved one with dementia can be one of these roles.

“In other areas of our lives we can plan and prepare and have an understanding of the roles we are about to take on, but with dementia we do not always have this luxury.

“We find ourselves in an emotional situation with no clear understanding or guidance as to how we can support our loved ones to help promote or maintain their quality of life and to live well with dementia.”

For more information about the workshops and to book your place, contact DSDC on 01786 467740 or at dementia@stir.ac.uk.

Families can find themselves in roles they didn’t plan for, and supporting a loved one with dementia can be one of these roles.
Lynda Hutton Learning and Development Officer

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