A carer’s role is hard work, but it can also be very rewarding. It gives those you care for support they couldn’t manage without and can help them feel more like themselves and less isolated. One disease that is increasing across the UK and adding to the burden of carers, is dementia.
Right now, over 850,000 people suffer from dementia, and that number is expected to rise to some 2 million by 2050. While research is ongoing into curing dementia, there are also ways to prevent the disease and slow the development of the condition.
The Paxton Centre at Homelands in Lundin Links are now offering a Lunch every Friday for over 65s for £2.50. Lunch is soup with a filled roll and a cuppa. It's open to everyone over 65 not just carers and gives you the chance to meet up with friends just waiting to be made!
The Carers Walking Group will meet on Thursday 7th of September in the Car Park at the East End of Lower Largo close to the coastal path. This will be the penultimate walk for this year - the walk in October will be the last one until after the winter. Give us a call to let us know you want to join Andy - he's looking forward to meeting you!
Thank you to everyone who came along our final Birthday year celebration Vintage Tea Dance at the Glen Pavilion in Dunfermline. It was great to see everyone and lovely to hear how much everyone enjoyed themselves!
The “Taking Care of You Group” is a Carer Support Group facilitated by the Clinical Psychology Service for Older People. This group is for those who support and care for someone who has a diagnosis of dementia.
What you might find helpful from attending the group?
Caring is challenging, and many skills are needed. The group will focus on you, and how to maintain or improve your well-being in your caring role.
The group will also provide:
Wow!😃 We've had such a great response to our Vintage Tea Dance in Dunfermline that we have no places left! We're sorry if you've missed out on getting a place this time but please let us know if you'd be interested in doing something similar in future. If you're signed up to come but find that you are not now able to attend please let us know so we can pass on your tickets to someone on the waiting list!
Look what a fab time this lot are having! Still time to book your place for the last of the tea dances - We promise you won't have to wash up!
So this is the last chance to come and celebrate our 21st birthday at a vintage tea dance in Dunfermline! Everyone who has been along to the last two tea dances have said that they had the most marvellous time, singing, dancing and eating lovely cakes!