FREE workshop about Dementia…..

It’s not often that workshops run for professionals or anyone affected by dementia are free…..but me and Cathryn Hart from Humber NHS Trust have been running these twice a year for a couple of years now (I think!🙄)

Our next one is on Thursday 17th January at the Central Library in Hull, Meeting Room 1, 10am – 12.

All are welcome, including Healthcare Professional and any affected by dementia but also anyone just curious to know more.

The last sessions have been attended by a host of people including nurses, social workers, care home staff as well as families affected by dementia, so always a lovely mix. The people who attend always go away havn’t learnt something new.

The session lasts 2 hours and although we do have a proper plan and cover certain things, we tend to go with the flow according to the conversations that invariably happen and questions that come our way.

“ Discussions will be encouraged to share good ideas for living as well as possible with dementia, which means everyone can take away ideas to share both professionally and personally to help them day to day….”

It’s very informal and, needless to say, we have tea and coffee on tap. So for anyone interested, you can  register at the detail below. Cathryn tells me we’re almost full but please try and register if you’re able. It would be lovely to see you there.

To book a place please contact the Humber Recovery College:

Tel Number – 01482 389124

About wendy7713

On the 31st July 2014 I was diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer’s. I may not have much of a short term memory anymore but that date is one I’ll never forget. I’m 58 years young, live happily alone in Yorkshire, have 2 daughters and I’m currently still in full time employment in the NHS. However, I’m now in the process of taking early retirement to give me a chance of enjoying life while I’m still me. I've started this blog to allow me, in the first instance, to write all my thoughts before they’re lost. If anyone chooses to follow my ramblings it will serve as a way of raising awareness on the lack of research into Alzheimer's. It will hopefully convey the helplessness of those diagnosed with dementia, as there is no cure – the end is inevitable. However, I’m also hoping I can convey that, although we've been diagnosed, people like me still have a substantial contribution to make; we still have a sense of humour; we sill have feelings. I’m hoping to show the reality of trying to cope on a day to day basis with the ever-changing environment that dementia throws at those diagnosed with the condition. What I want is not sympathy. What I want is simply to raise awareness.

11 thoughts on “FREE workshop about Dementia…..

  1. Is there value through your blog in encouraging other with other varied forms of dementia in making similar blogs? Both supporters and those with different dementias might like occasional inputs about other forms, which they might provide following your lead?

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      1. Fronto temporal interests me at present in its changeability from someone who is perhaps pleasant and biddable to being ugly tempered like a kid having a tantrum! I feel this must be as difficult for the individual to not know which is taking over or for how long, or to know how to “temper” that as the situation passes. Like your fog with anger rather than fog perhaps?

        Its also important that we all recognise that others’ dementia may not be for them like the form we are used to, nor may they have access to the mechanisms you use so well. This is perhaps similar to eyes where two people with the same clinical findings may find they function very differently and respond to that differently too.
        x m(E)

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  2. Thank you Wendy for your encouraging reply about asking a question on behalf of others able to attend. So helpful. I will explain you are happy for me to do this if they want me to. It might just encourage either of them to change their plans and ask the question themselves. I do hope so!

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