Lynda Hutton, Education Officer with Stirling University’s Dementia Services Development Centre, held the first of two workshops for Dunbar Dementia Carers Support Group members, who were joined for the session by volunteers from North Berwick Day Centre and several other Carers from within the community.
Topics covered included:
: Understanding dementia
: Implications of a diagnosis
: Understanding the impact of the environment
: Addressing communication issues and strategies that can be used to better understand behaviour, which can help in caring and support roles
: Preventing stress and distress
: Managing common symptoms for people living at home
: Preventing crisis situations leading to inappropriate hospital admissions
:Promoting support networks through fellow carers and shared experiences
An excellent session, which attendees found really helpful and informative. A second workshop will be held for our Thursday group on 22 April 2020.