The Alzheimer’s Society is pleased to announce that they have begun a support groups for carers of people living with Dementia in the Moyle area the venue for the group is Corrymeela and it meets on the first Thursday of the month at 7.30pm.
Adrian Friel Dementia Support Manager with the society said “This is an exciting time for the Society as we launch this new Moyle group, for too long the carers of a loved one with dementia in the Moyle area have been forgotten about, these groups provide an excellent resource for learning and support.
“The group is open to anyone who has a relative who has a diagnosis of dementia. Adrian explains that family members caring for a loved one sometimes do not see themselves as carers; they see what they are doing as an act of love, duty or sometimes obligation.
“I would like to see new carers coming to the group as there is a need in dementia care for upgrading skills and camaraderie between the carers. It’s an opportunity to have a chat and a cuppa with others who understand what you are going through and a place to gain valuable information.
“For too long dementia has been a hidden illness and it is only through carers and their loved ones coming together as a group and being actively involved in their local branch that they have a voice. The Alzheimer’s Society especially welcomes those with a diagnosis to play a more active role in their local service.”
If you are a carer of a loved one with any form of Dementia or someone who has been diagnosed with Dementia why not come along to group. Or if you would like a home visit form our Dementia Support Manager then contact Adrian on 02870358887 to arrange an appointment, Adrian Can offer you Support, Information and sign posting on all areas of caring and any form of Dementia.