“Dementia is often thought of as an illness that affects older people, but it can affect anyone at any age. Carers of younger people with dementia can face different issues to those who care for older people. At the time of diagnosis, the person could have dependent children living with them or have financial commitments that rely on their continued employment. “We want to provide a personalised service that caters for each individual’s requirements and helps them maintain their independence. The two sessions have been set up to provide specific information for carers, which should prove valuable for them in their caring role.”The sessions also give carers the opportunity to share their thoughts and experiences with others in a similar situation. Carers wanting more information about either event can contact Sally Williams on 01543 510844.
Lichfield Social Care and Health and the Libraries Service are teaming up to host two events for carers of people with early onset dementia. The informal sessions will be held at Lichfield Library on October 6 from 1pm and 2pm and at Burntwood Library on November 10 from 2pm and 3pm. Each event will provide information specific to carers of people with early onset dementia, as well as support and refreshments. Staffordshire County Councillor Matthew Ellis, Cabinet Member for Adults and Wellbeing and Local Member, said: