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Learning to Care: Dementia

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What is the Learning to Care project?

The Learning to Care project at Bell House has been set up to help educate people on how to care for and support their elderly family, friends and neighbours through a series of talks and short films. With an ageing population, it is vital that we educate ourselves now on the best ways to offer support to the elderly people in our lives. 

Is this event for me?

Are you: 

  • Involved in caring for an elderly family member?

  • Wanting to know more about how to support an elderly person in your life to stay in their own home and maintain their independence for as long as possible? 

  • An older member of the community wanting advice on how to continue to live independently in a safe manner?

  • Eager to learn more about the symptoms of dementia and services available to offer support?

What to expect on the day

Our second Learning to Care event will be focused on dementia. Hear from:

  • Jolyon Larkman, speaking about his personal experiences of ‘Living with Dementia’

  • Alexa Longman, Dementia Clinical Nurse Specialist for South London and Maudsley NHS, speaking on the ‘Symptoms of Dementia’

  • Tracey Wells, Services Manager for the Alzheimers' Society, speaking on ‘Navigating Services’

This event may be also useful for, though not specific to, people diagnosed with or caring for someone with early onset dementia.

Important information

The event will include opportunities for Q&A discussion, the chance to talk to representatives from relevant charities and services, and the first showing of our short film on dementia. You will also leave with a handout signposting useful national and local resources for dementia. The event will start at 10am and finish by 1pm, with refreshments provided in a coffee break.

This event is now fully booked. If you would like, you can come to Bell House on Saturday and let our volunteers know that you have not been able to book and you might be able to get a seat depending on turn-out.

Earlier Event: February 28
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Later Event: March 5
Stress Management and Resilience