County Tipperary meetings to focus on dementia

To mark World Alzheimer’s Month (September) Home Instead Senior Care will host FREE education workshops across the county for families and communities involved in caring for a person with a dementia.

To mark World Alzheimer’s Month (September) Home Instead Senior Care will host FREE education workshops across the county for families and communities involved in caring for a person with a dementia.

This is part of a global Home Instead initiative leading up to World Alzheimer’s Awareness Day on September 21.

The workshop will cover how to:

Understand behavioural changes, encourage engagement, and the need to care for yourself whilst caring for a person with a dementia.

County Tipperary Workshops include:

Tuesday 17th September, Raheen House Hotel, Clonmel. 7pm – 9pm

Wednesday 18th September, Abbey Court Hotel, Nenagh. 7pm - 9pm

Thursday 19th September, Horse and Jockey Hotel, Thurles. 7pm - 9pm

Please note places are limited so please book your place by calling 0504 91100

Approximately 80 percent of people with a dementia or Alzheimer’s Disease are cared for in their own home by a family member. In Ireland there are 41,700 people living with dementia and 50,000 family carers supporting their loved ones. Understandably, most of the research time and funding is devoted to finding a cure, but it is also important to make sure the challenges of family carers are recognised and practical support is given.

The CARE: Changing Ageing Through Research and Education programme is a first-of-its-kind education programme developed by Home Instead Senior Care. Research from the Home Instead Senior Care network reveals that families have two significant challenges when caring for their loved ones who have Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias. These are keeping their loved one’s positively engaged and managing behaviours that can include repetition and agitation.

The approach encourages a subtle change in how you communicate. This will assist with resolving awkward situations and help ensure the safety of your loved one with dementia. This will enable you’re relative to remain in familiar surroundings for as long as possible.

If you caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s or other Dementia, please join Home Instead Senior Care at one of our FREE education workshops.