Home Instead Norwich creates 2000 dementia friends

Home Instead Senior Care, Norwich is committed to making Norwich a dementia friendly community and place to live.  We have now delivered dementia friends' sessions, our dementia family workshops to over 2000 people across Norwich, both at our offices and out in the community.

September is Alzheimer's Awareness Month, with a focus on Worlds Alzheimer's Day on 21st September. This annual campaign aims to create a better understanding of dementia and how it affects both the person with the dementia and also family, friends' and carers.

The Home Instead team have been delivering dementia workshops for the last five years, providing advice and support to help educate people about Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia.

The workshops are adapted from the company's City and Guilds accredited dementia training programme, specifically designed for Home Instead's CAREGivers. They have helped both family carers and members of the community to identify the signs of dementia and gain a better understanding of the condition, as well as discussing effective techniques for managing the different and at times challenging behaviours and situations people may encounter.

Owner of Home Instead, Chris Carter explained, "We are proud that over the last few years, we have been able to support and educate so many people as well as our dedicated team of CAREGivers through our dementia training programme.

"My hope is that those who took the training will now be able to share their knowledge with others, causing a domino effect across the community and help us make Norwich a dementia friendly city."

For more information on the services we provide and our training sessions please call 01603 482116 or visit www.homeinstead.co.uk/norwich



A group of Home Instead CAREGivers talking
Family welcoming a Home Instead care manager into their home