●● ALZHEIMER’S Society Cheshire East is running a series of courses to help the carers of people affected by dementia cope with their roles.
Dementia support worker Annette French will be supervising the Carer Information and Support Programme (CrISP) in Poynton in January, February and March.
There are two courses available, recognising different needs as dementia progresses. One is for carers whose loved ones have received a recent diagnosis and the other is for those caring for someone whose dementia is more advanced.
Alzheimer’s Society Cheshire East services manager Joy Alderson said: “Caring for someone with dementia can be difficult, both emotionally and physically. But the courses offer people the opportunity to share their experiences with other carers, learn coping strategies and pick up information about services which can help.
“Part of the course tackles future planning, such as how people can set up a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) and the second course looks more at how to support people in the later stages of dementia.”
The course is run at Poynton Civic Hall on Tuesday, February 3 and 10, from 10am12.30pm. Call 01625 503302.