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Police cadets blaze a trail for dementia care
BURY’S police cadets have received specialist train-ing to help them deal with people suffering from dementia.
They became one of the first groups in Greater Manchester to attend an Alzheimer’s and dementia training workshop run by at-home care company, Home Instead Senior Care.
It was developed from the company’s City And Guilds accredited dementia training programme, specifically for Home Instead’s carers.
The cadets were taught to identify the typical signs of dementia and learn effective techniques for managing behaviour associated with the condition.
Home Instead provided the training to thank the cadets for their help planting the Dementia Awareness logo in Unity Garden, Bury, during National Dementia Awareness Week earlier this year.
The logo was designed by pupils at Bury CE High School to promote awareness of Bury’s Dementia Alliance Initiative and Making Space, which is one of the charities supported by the Mayor of Bury, Councillor Sharon Briggs.
Home Instead owner, Kevin Winch, who ran the workshop, said: “As a company which specialises in providing care to older people, ways in which to support people with dementia, and of course their families, is something that’s extreme-ly important to us.
“Working with local community groups is a fantastic way for us to raise awareness about the growing issue of dementia and to share our specialist knowledge and techniques with others.
“It was such a pleasure to be able to visit the police cadets and as result of the extremely positive feedback we received from police cadet leader, Martin Coyne, we’re now planning to roll out a series of these free workshops to the public.”
For further information about workshops: call 0161 796 2988 or visit homeinstead.co.uk/bury.
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