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Dementia will be top of the agenda this month

 
Created on 01/05/2017 @ 10:56
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A drop-in session to help people with information and advice on dementia will be held in Newtown later this month.

Local care provider, Abacare, is to host the session as part of Dementia Awareness Week between 14 and 20 May.

On 18 May specialist staff will be at the care provider’s office in St David’s House to talk about dementia with individuals.

Sam Evans, Registered Manager at Abacare, said: “Being faced with a friend or relative who may be showing signs of dementia can be scary and many people don’t know where to turn. If anyone has any concerns they are welcome to drop into our offices or give us a call for some expert advice from our team during Dementia Awareness Week.
 
“We’re also available to talk to anyone who might be interested in our services as we provide Domiciliary and live-in care for elderly and vulnerable people as well as those with dementia.”
 
Abacare staff will be on-hand on Thursday, May 18 between 10am and 3pm at its Newtown office at 1st Floor, St David’s House, Newtown.
 
Dementia Awareness Week was started by the Alzheimer’s Society and encourages people who are worried about dementia to confront their worries by addressing dementia directly and getting information and support.
 
There are currently 850,000 people with dementia in the UK and the number is set to rise to one million by 2021.
 
Sam added: “We have a committed dementia team and we offer one-to-one bespoke support for people living with dementia so they do not need to leave their familiar surrounding or pets.

“A service user’s family, carers and the person with dementia (where possible) are always involved in developing a care plan based on person-centred care. Their knowledge and understanding of the person is extremely valuable to make sure the care plan is right for the individual.”  

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