This session will be led by Lissy Edwards.
It is an opportunity to focus specifically on some of the motor and sensory challenges which can occur for a person with dementia alongside support strategies which can really impact on the well-being of the person and your ability to cope with the challenges. These challenges may include sequencing everyday tasks such as getting dressed, eating a meal, sensations, and spatial awareness. By understanding the challenges for the person with dementia, this session will provide you with the knowledge that you have the ability and skills to support some of these challenges.
This session is for you if:
- you would like to learn about how changes in the brain can affect what the person senses and the complexity of the everyday tasks we complete daily
- you would like some ideas for simplifying tasks and help the persons sensory awareness
- you want to spend time with experienced healthcare professionals who will answer your questions in a safe, supportive environment
- you would like to meet other people who are taking care of a friend or family member with dementia in a similar situation