Home Instead East Cheshire recently hosted a ‘Dignity in Dementia’ coffee morning for local families and carers whose loved ones are living with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. The free event was held at Aldeli Café in Alderley Edge on Thursday, 15th February.
Dignity in Dementia, established in March 2014, works with families, health and social care staff and community groups to educate and inspire, so that they are able to respond confidently and positively to people living with dementia in a way that maintains and enhances their dignity.
Julie Akroyd, owner of Home Instead Senior Care in East Cheshire said, “People prefer to remain at home and this is particularly relevant for people living with dementia who benefit from familiar surroundings and routines. However, when family members must take on the role of being the main carer they can often become overwhelmed, physically and mentally with the uncertainties and pressures of caring for a loved one.”
The Informal Coffee Morning will help people to understand::
- The importance of understanding the feelings of the person with dementia
- Understanding the new normal
- Meaningful occupation and helping the person with dementia keep busy and feel valued
- Staying healthy
- Staying connected to the community
With an ageing population, cases of dementia are increasing at an alarming rate, which means that more and more people will be living with Dementia at some point in their lives.