UEA Dementia Open Forum

From the Norfolk and Suffolk Care Support Ltd newsletter: 

Wednesday 13 February 2018,

2-3pm in the Room 3.02, Harvard Lecture Theatre, Julian Study Centre, UEA

Speaker: Dr Tamara Backhouse – ‘Personal care in advanced dementia: working towards reducing refusals’. 

‘People with dementia develop high needs for assistance with their personal care and in the later stages can be reluctant to receive support with these daily tasks. When people with late-stage dementia refuse assistance with personal care it leaves those caring for them in a difficult position. If care is not provided, the person with dementia could become neglected, have poor hygiene, or develop urine burns or infections. On the other hand, if care is provided, it could be against the person’s will. Refusal of care could be due to the person with dementia not understanding what the caregiver is trying to do, environmental factors, health status, or unmet needs. Refusals are common in people with dementia living in care homes and living at home. I will present data demonstrating this difficult area, consider current interventions, and introduce my Alzheimer’s Society Research Fellowship, which aims to examine this issue further.’

Dr Tamara Backhouse is an Alzheimer’s Society Research Fellow at the School of Health Sciences, University of East Anglia. Dr Backhouse has extensive experience of working as a paid carer with older adults. She has been involved in a number of projects related to dementia care and care home research.

Full details here.

 

Free training session on Energy Advice

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Free training is offered to any front line workers and volunteers working with people that may be struggling to heat their home adequately.

Simple advice such as understanding energy bills and different tariffs, reading the meter, and how to switch supplier – can make a big difference!

Find out more about changes to the energy markets, what financial support is available, an introduction to smart meters, and where to sign post people needing extra help.

You may also discover how to save yourself money on your own energy bills too!

Find out more about grants including first time central heating and support available through the Norfolk Warm Homes fund.

There will also be opportunity to meet other frontline workers. Previous participants have including advice volunteers, social housing officers, health visitors and support workers.

Participants will receive training materials and information leaflets and booklets.

Tea/coffee and cake will be provided!

Spaces are limited, so please book early.

Monday 4 February 2019

2pm– 3:15 pm, at Citizens Advice Thetford, Abbey Community Centre, Exeter Way, Thetford. IP24 1EE.

To book a place or find out more please contact Caroline Mackinson,

project.coordinator@cadat.org.uk

01379 658200