Lockdown support for Dementia patients and carers
Lockdown during the coronavirus pandemic has been difficult for everyone, but even more so for those living with dementia and those that care for them.
To offer free advice and support to those caring for dementia patients in the local area, BRACE Dementia Research, the Bristol Dementia Action Alliance, Mind in Somerset and Alive Activities have come together to create a series of webinars.
These live streams will take place at 11am to 12pm on 24th June and from 2pm until 3pm on 1st July. Speakers include Tony Hall of Bristol Dementia Action Alliance, who will talk about the help available to carers in the local area and Alive Activities’ Nicola Taylor, who will offer ideas on how to cope during lockdown as well as fun activities to empower and support.
Mark Poarch of BRACE Dementia Research and Alison Baker from Mind in Somerset will also join the sessions, with Poarch providing an insight into how the lockdown has affected research, as well as how dementia nurses at Southmead Hospital in Bristol are helping patients and carers.
For the second webinar in July, Jessica McKeith from Mind in Somerset will replace Baker, and will discuss the importance of mental health for carers.
To sign up for a free place, heard to https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/caring-in-lockdown-tickets-107712547128