Dementia, and how to deal with, it is the subject of a free three-hour seminar in West Buckland this week. Maggie and Alan Palmer from the Reeve Nooney Partnership with try and answer some of these questions:
- What is dementia?
- How does it progress?
- Am I I likely to get it?
- Can I do anything to prevent it?
- Why does behaviour change?
- Maggie and Alan introduce themselves here:
“I’m Maggie and am a co-founder of Reeve Nooney Partnership – My late husband Ken died with Alzheimer’s disease and it’s only now, after more than 6 years study, that I realise that my best caring intentions could have been so much better. Having owned and managed a highly respected nursing home in Devon, I’ve has personally experienced the day-to-day challenges placed upon carers from both a professional and personal point of view. I’ve has also experienced the lighter moments of dementia, the moments when one really shouldn’t laugh but one can’t help it! Above all I experienced having to work everything out for myself and from this has grown my passion to help others.”
“I’m Alan the other co-founder of Reeve Nooney Partnership. My father died with Alzheimer’s and I too am passionate about getting the message across. I have been in adult education since the early 1970′s teaching vocational, further and higher education. My speciality is the creation of programmes to meet training needs within the public and private sector. Together we have produced a range of short dementia programmes that have been welcomed throughout the caring industry as “The very best available”. Don’t just take our word for it take a look at the testimonials (www.reevenooney.com).”
The seminar runs from 10.00am -1.00pm at West Buckland village hall, with coffee and registration from 9.30am. The event is free to attend.