Carers dealing with dementia get free advice
CARERS facing challenging times due to dementia are being offered regular support in Steyning.
Talks and get-togethers are organised one a month by the Alzheimer’s Society at Dingemans Court, Shooting Field, Steyning.
On Tuesday, the Steyning Carers Support Group will be offered additional free advice on managing financial and legal affairs.
Sue Rennie, services manager at the Alzheimer’s Society, said: “The carers group talks provide a positive setting for people to meet and share their experiences.
“It is so important that carers receive support and advice as their role can be extremely challenging at times.
“The latest round of talks, with Spofforths Private Client Services, will be of real interest to carers who need some friendly advice about planning for the future.”
The meeting is open to people in Steyning and the surrounding area who care for people with dementia.
Anyone who would like to attend is asked to contact the Alzheimer’s Society helpline on 01403 213017 to register their interest.
The team from Spofforths Private Client Services team will host a friendly discussion about wills, power of attorney and probate.
Philip Lansberry, director of Spofforths Private Client Services, said: “I look forward to speaking at the carers group talk and meeting those who dedicate their lives to caring for others.
“The talk will be very relaxed and I aim to provide carers with advice that will help them to deal with some very complex matters.
“I will explain the importance of helping a person with dementia to organise their financial and legal affairs while they are still able to do so.
“It is so important that the affairs of a person with dementia are set up in a way that they have chosen.”
The Alzheimer’s Society organises the talk sessions, on the fourth Tuesday of the month, so carers can meet like-minded people and discuss the challenges they face on a day-to-day basis.
There are so many changes that occur along the way when caring for someone with dementia and it is vital that carers have their own support network, the society explained.
Volunteers help make carers feel welcome and assist support workers with activities for those they care for. Call 01403 213011 or email email@example.com to request a volunteers application pack.
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