A smiling carer chats with an elderly lady

Health matters: caring for people with dementia

Last week my colleague, Caroline Featherby and I spoke at an educational event about caring for people with dementia.

The event was organised by the University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust and provided an insight into how the Trust is promoting and delivering better care for people with dementia in and around Bristol.

Speakers included a consultant in the care of the elderly who presented an enlightening clinical introduction into the diagnosis and aetiology of dementia and its different types.

Caroline and I presented a talk about “your rights as a carer and protecting your loved one” looking particularly at a carer’s rights and the importance of making a Lasting Power of Attorney.  The talk was well received and was followed by a thorough question and answer session with the audience.

It was interesting to learn about the work being done by the Trust and we look forward to the motivation spreading around the rest of country. As ever, this was an enjoyable trip out into the community to see first hand the incredible work that is being done to promote the protection of the most vulnerable people in our society.

For further information about your rights as a carer, please contact Jess Flanagan from our Court of Protection team.