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Sat, 07 Mar


St. Matthias Church, Church Lane Hanford

Keys to Unlocking Life with Dementia

A morning to help those of us with friends & congregation members with Dementia (Limited spaces available so please register)

Keys to Unlocking Life with Dementia
Keys to Unlocking Life with Dementia

Time & Location

07 Mar 2020, 10:00 – 12:30 GMT

St. Matthias Church, Church Lane Hanford

About the event

 Keys to Unlocking Life with Dementia A morning to help those of us with friends and congregation members with Dementia  St Matthias Church, Hanford, ST4 4QB Saturday 7th March 2020 10.00 am – 12.30 pm (Coffee from 9.30 am)  We aim to learn: 

  • The keys to understanding dementia 
  • The things that help a person with dementia 
  • The things that don’t help 
  • The spiritual life of the person with dementia    

 We aim to understand Caregiving – the unintended career no-one is qualified for:   

  • All that caregiving involves 
  • Avoiding dementia caregiver syndrome 
  • The best support that individuals and churches can give  

    Our two speakers are from Pilgrims’ Friend Society – a 212 year old Christian charity supporting older people.

   Dr Jennifer Bute, FRCGP, had to take early retirement as a senior doctor in a large practice when she developed Young Onset Dementia.  Now she lives in a dementia inclusive village where she runs twice-weekly Memory Groups, based on principles learnt from a leading Japanese neurologist.  She lectures on dementia to medical professionals and other groups, and has taken part in television and radio programmes.    

 Louise Morse, MA (CBT) is a cognitive behavioural therapist whose Masters’ dissertation examined the effects of caring for a person with dementia.  She is author of several books about dementia, including the importance of spiritual care and support, as well as What’s Age Got To Do With It?, a book about God’s purpose for older people.  She writes for Christian media, gives interviews on Christian radio, and talks at faith groups and churches.  She is also Media and External Relations manager with the Pilgrims’ Friend Society. 

  Dr Bute and Louise Morse co-wrote the book, ‘Dementia from the Inside, a Doctor’s Personal Journey of Hope.’  Jeremy Hughes, head of the Alzheimer’s Society UK said, ‘‘Many assume that living with dementia is one long term steady decline. Jennifer’s insightful book debunks that myth.’   

 Registration: The morning is open to anyone who would like to be better equipped to help those with dementia and their carers. Please contact Rev’d Debbie Aitken to register for your place. 07759 072882     Cost There is no cost to attend, but a plate will be available for you to make a donation (maybe £5?) to Pilgrims’ Friend Society.    

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