Learn about dementia in Milton Keynes

Do you care for someone who suffers from dementia?

The Alzheimer’s Society in Milton Keynes are offering the chance to learn more about the disease and how it affects the individual in a series of sessions.

The programme aims to help carers understand more about the condition and its symptoms, including the sort of behaviours that people may display which can at times be challenging. By understanding more about dementia the programme helps people to cope better with caring for the individual.

Dee Cope, Alzheimer’s Society dementia support worker in Milton Keynes, said: “Relatives of people with dementia often say that it can be really frustrating when someone doesn’t want to change their clothes, have a shower or sleep at night, especially if the person doesn’t accept that there is anything wrong with them.

“Understanding how the person is trying to make sense of the world, and how they feel about the losses they are experiencing, can help relatives to be more patient and cope better. This, in turn, helps the person with dementia to be more content.

“The programme will also help people to better understand the changes that occur as dementia progresses and there will be the opportunity for carers to discuss the difficulties they face and what tactics work for them.”

The next five-week programme starts in February and will run at Margaret Powell House, 417 Midsummer Boulevard.

For more information contact the Milton Keynes office of Alzheimer’s Society on 01908 312693.