Free Education Seminar: Dementia & Sexuality
An opportunity to hear from a geriatrician about dementia and sexuality. There will be time for questions.
Date: 21st April 2015
Time: 10.30am - 12pm
Location: Alzheimers Canterbury Office, 314 Worcester Street, Christchurch
Please call 03 3792590 to register.
Living with Dementia - Swimming for Solace
There’s always a story behind a face. A big smile can be deceiving as I recently discovered when I went out to meet one of our lovely clients Sheryl.
I met Sheryl at Pioneer Pool with her companion volunteer. They’d already been swimming laps and Sheryl had such a radiant smile on her I could have sworn she did not have a worry in the world! But I could not be more wrong.
Behind the beautiful smile lurks a sad reality. Sheryl, who used to travel the world as a nanny and loved caring for people as a nurse, was diagnosed with younger onset dementia at the age of 55. Read more...
Our Social Work service is an integral part of the support offered by Alzheimers Canterbury to people diagnosed with dementia and their families/whānau.
The social work team can assist people with:
- understanding dementia
- coming to terms with a diagnosis
- adapting to changes within relationships
- grief and loss related to change
- education and information
- future planning
- reducing stress and social isolation
- managing behavioural changes
- legal and financial issues
- providing Total Mobility Taxi Vouchers
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