St Luke’s Hospice to host free Dementia Awareness” drop in day

Dementia Awareness Day

Saturday 29th September 10am – 2pm

STAFF at St. Luke’s Hospice are holding a free to attend ‘Dementia Awareness drop in day’ taking place at the Day Hospice in Basildon on Saturday 29th September from 10am till 2pm.

St. Luke’s Hospice has, for a number of years, focused on improving the delivery of specialist palliative care to patients who have dementia together with supporting their family members and carers both in the Hospice and in their own homes.

Eileen Craig, Head of Day Hospice Services and one of the event organisers explained ‘’The aim of our event is twofold: To share information with people about dementia and to raise awareness about help and support that is available locally. The event is not just aimed at members of the public but also to clinicians, and professionals who have an interest in caring for people with dementia.

Visitors to the event will have the opportunity to speak with Specialist Dementia professionals about nutrition, including dietary advice and how to eat well, the importance of diversional therapy and reminiscence as well as ‘safeguarding’. The Admiral Nurse from Basildon Hospital will also be there as well as leading Dementia support organisations’’

Designated quiet areas for patients and carers. Complementary refreshments. Disabled access and facilities available.

Unrestricted car parking for this event only in the Car Park at the rear of the Hospice.

For further information about the event please contact the Hospice on 01268 524973 and speak to Amanda Backhouse or e-mail amanda@stlukeshospice.co.uk

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