Alzheimer’s info talk at city hotel

The Alzheimer’s Society Foyle, in conjunction with the Western Health and Social Care Trust, is holding a Carer Information Programme in the City Hotel at 7pm this evening (March 5).

Dr Hoisi Jungalwalla, Consultant Psychiatrist, WHSCT, will be the guest speaker and will speak on an ‘Overview of Dementia’ covering, what is Dementia, types of Dementia, signs, symptoms and available treatments and Mr Eddie Harkin (Team Lead) will speak on the Community Mental Health team.

Ensuing weeks will cover (March 12) ‘Nutrition and Dementia’ and ‘Challenging Behaviour with Dementia’; (March 19) the importance of good eye care and creating a Dementia friendly living environment; and finally (March 26) ‘Legal and Financial Issues’ by a local solicitor.