The support group will offer an opportunity for family carers to meet other carers in similar situations to share their experiences and concerns in an understanding, safe and confidential setting.
The area’s Support Worker Helen Taylor will also be present at each meeting to facilitate and offer information, signposting and support to all carers however, Helen stresses that this is a support group for carers and it will be the carer ultimately who will point the group in the direction that they want the group to take.
The meeting of this group will take place on Tuesday 25th August in McArthur Room, Ballymoney Town Hall, Townhead Street Ballymoney beginning at 2.30pm, and the last Tuesday of each month thereafter.
For further information about the support group or caring for someone with dementia please feel free to contact Helen Taylor, Dementia Support Worker on 02870358887.
225,000 will develop dementia this year, that’s one every three minutes. Alzheimer’s Society research shows that 850,000 people in the UK will have a form of dementia by 2015.
In less than ten years a million people will be living with dementia. This will soar to two million people by 2051. Dementia costs the UK economy over £26 Billion per year.