The Care with Confidence programme on Information about Dementia starts on Thursday 1 March, 10 am to 12 noon, for 6 weeks, and will take place at the Day Therapy Unit, Clackmannanshire Community Healthcare Centre.
Come along to hear about the services that are available to carers and those they care for. Topics will include Dementia – What to expect?, Treatment for Dementia and Planning for the Future.
To book a place, or for further information, please contact the Carers Centre in Alloa or download a programme here.
The Centre in Falkirk is running a programme of Fronto Temporal Dementia Carer Sessions from September to November 2017, starting on Friday 29 September. The sessions are open to carers of people with a confirmed diagnosis of Fronto Temporal Dementia. The monthly sessions provide information and support to carers in an informal setting. The programme will take place on the last Friday of each calendar month. Contact the Centre or download a programme here for more information.
The Centre in Falkirk is running a programme of Fronto Temporal Dementia Carer Sessions from April to June 2017, starting on Friday 28 April. The sessions are open to carers of people with a confirmed diagnosis of Fronto Temporal Dementia. The monthly sessions provide information and support to carers in an informal setting. Professionals are also invited on a regular basis to talk about the clinical, social and legal aspects of care. The programme will take place on the last Friday of each calendar month. Contact the Centre or download a programme here for more information.
The Falkirk Fronto-Temporal Dementia Carers Group is being set up to provide help and advice to carers and relatives of people with Fronto-Temporal Dementia.
At the moment, most support groups available in Falkirk are set up specifically for carers of Alzheimer’s disease and Vascular Dementia. However, in our experience, people with Fronto-Temporal Dementias have very different needs. Many carers feel isolated from other carers as their personal situations are very different from their own.
The support group is open to the carers / relatives of the person diagnosed with Fronto-Temporal Dementia who are known to the Community Mental Health Services for Older Adults in Falkirk. Monthly meetings will be held to provide advice and social support in an informal setting.
Professionals are invited on a regular basis to talk about the clinical, social and legal aspects of care.
The group will be run by:
Alister Edmond, Community Psychiatric Nurse
Donna Mulder, Carers Training Co-ordinator, Carers Centre
Ruth Gardner, Occupational Therpist
Forthcoming meetings will take place at the Carers Centre on the following Fridays from 1.30 – 3.30 pm: 25 September, 30 October and 27 November 2015.
For further information, to book a place or if you require alternative care for the person you care for, so that you can attend please contact: Donna Mulder at the Carers Centre or download the programme here.
If you are caring for someone who has a diagnosis of dementia, you may be interesting in forthcoming weekly sessions on Cognitive Stimulation Therapy (CST) starting at Falkirk Community Hospital on 19 October.
CST is a group intervention for people with dementia and for the family member or friend who supports them. It has been found to significantly benefit cognitive abilities such as memory and language (the person you care for must have a diagnosis of dementia and be able to communicate adequately to participate in a group setting).
Further information can be downloaded here. If you have questions or would like further information, please contact Louise Simpson or Kathryn Jackson, Occupational Therapists, Falkirk Community Hospital on 01324 673805.