Alzheimer's information day
10:58am Wednesday 6th March 2013 in News
Alzheimer’s Society staff will be on hand in Newcastle Emlyn on Friday 15 March to answer questions from people who are worried about dementia.
The information day, at the Trinity Church Hall in Newcastle Emlyn, will highlight local Alzheimer’s Society services that are on offer to help people affected by dementia. Professionals are welcome to learn more about our services and how to refer someone. There will also be an opportunity to find out about volunteering opportunities in the local area.
People are invited to drop in between 10am and 3pm to have an informal chat with Alzheimer’s Society staff: representatives from the dementia support team, Befriending service, Advocacy and volunteering team will be on hand to help.
Information about the Society’s Dementia Cafés and Singing for the Brain sessions will be available as well as information about training for carers.
It is estimated that there are over 44,500 people living with dementia in Wales but only 38.5% of those have received a formal diagnosis. In the local area, covered by the Hywel Dda Health Board, there are thought to be over 6000 people living with dementia.
Sheila, a carer who has had support from Alzheimer’s Society said, “Just having someone to talk to really helped, knowing that you are not alone. Also Jim really enjoys the singing and cakes at the Café and Singing for the Brain sessions”.
Ann who volunteers for the Society also said, “Just being able to make a bit of difference to people’s lives is very rewarding.”
For more information about local Alzheimer’s Society services in Ceredigion call 01239 810810.