Sessions helping dementia sufferers 'manage memory' held in Stroud

Stroud News and Journal: Sessions helping dementia sufferers 'manage memory' held in Stroud Sessions helping dementia sufferers 'manage memory' held in Stroud

SESSIONS will be held for dementia suffers to help them ‘manage memory’ in Stroud.

The sessions are aimed at helping people to understand what dementia is, how you can live well following a dementia diagnosis and how you can support people with dementia.

Managing Memory 2gether sessions, which will be held throughout June and July, is part of the 2gether NHS Foundation Trust.

The group meetings are free and replacement care and/or travel costs that family members or friends incur through attending the sessions can be reimbursed.

Kathy Holmes, engagement and involvement lead with Managing Memory 2gether, said: “We know that people really benefit from attending our groups and find that they help them to understand the diagnosis better.

“The sessions also provide people with dementia and carers with an opportunity to meet with other people in a similar situation and learn more about the support available in their community.”

The groups are divided into those for people with early stage dementia, as well as their carers, friends and families, and those who are for family, friends and carers of those with dementia.

The course dates are as follows:

Courses for people with early stage dementia, their carers, friends and families:

Living Well with Dementia Part One – Thurs July 24 – 10.30am until 12.30pm

Living Well with Dementia Part Two – Thurs July 31 – 10.30am until 12.30pm

Both groups will meet at Stroud Congregational Church, in Bedford Street.

Sessions for family, friends and carers of those with dementia:

Understanding Dementia – Thurs June 12 – 7pm until 9pm

Brain and Behaviour – Thurs June 19 – 7pm until 9pm

Positive Communication – Thurs June 26 – 7pm until 9pm

The groups above will meet at Weaver’s Croft, in Field Road

Understanding Dementia – Thurs July 3 – 10.30am until 12.30pm

Brain and Behaviour – Thurs July 10 – 10.30am until 12.30pm

Positive Communication – Thurs July 17 – 10.30am until 12.30pm

The last three listed groups will meet at Stroud Congregational Church, in Bedford Street.

To book a place or find out more, ring 0800 694 8800 or email managingmemory@glos.nhs.uk

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