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●● 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.

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