Are you dementia aware? 

18/05/2015 00:00 
If you are caring for friends or family members with symptoms of dementia then extra support, advice or training is on offer.

Members of our specialist Older Adult Assessment Team  will be talking to staff, patients and relatives at two events to mark National Dementia Awareness Week (17-23 May).

People who have elderly relatives being cared at UCLH are invited to chat to Matron Josie Gladney over cups of tea and home-baked cakes served in the reminiscence room on T7 at University College Hospital (Wednesday 20 May at 2pm) - see main photo.

The following day on 21 May, there will be a display stand in the atrium at University College Hospital between 11am-2pm. All are welcome to attend.

Matron Josie Gladney said: “You need special skills to care for those with dementia - it is a complex condition. Nearly 3,000 UCLH staff have already undergone either face-to-face or e-learning training to become more dementia aware – and we are encouraging even more to sign up. Just come to the display stand to find out more.

“We would also like to invite staff and members of the public to come and chat to us if they are concerned about a relative or friend - or even themselves. It can be a difficult time but we want people to know that they need not be alone, or afraid, and that there is help available.”

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