Open Day Launches Free Alzheimer’s Awareness Training

Alison Boggas Care Manager
Alison Boggas Care Manager
Local at-home care company, Home Instead in Sawbridgeworth, is holding an Open Day on Wednesday 22nd May 2013 to introduce their new Alzheimer’s family training workshops, which will be offered free of charge to anyone in the community who has interaction with people with Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia.

Home Instead specialise in delivering care to older people in their own homes across the Sawbridgeworth, Bishops Stortford, Takeley and Hertford areas and as such, are extremely aware of the devastating effects Alzheimer’s and other dementias can have on their clients. The team are keen to offer their support to both the families of dementia sufferers and members of the community.

Business Manager, David Bassett is keen that the Open Day be available to all members of the community, he adds, “It’s a great opportunity for people to come along for an informal chat to find out more about our specialist free Alzheimer’s workshops and how they can help people to identify the typical signs of dementia and gain a better understanding of the condition.

“The workshops were adapted from our City & Guilds accredited dementia training programme which was specifically developed for Home Instead caregivers. The workshops will arm individuals with effective techniques for managing the many different and sometimes challenging behaviours associated with dementia including refusal, delusions, aggression, false accusations, wandering and agitation. They will be beneficial to anyone who is in contact with an individual with Alzheimer’s or other form of dementia, whether it be a family member, friend, neighbour or local business and will be introduced next month.”

The Open Day will run from 1-5pm at the Home Instead Sawbridgeworth Office, Allen House, The Malting, Station Road, Sawbridgeworth and all members of the community are welcome.