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Do you know the facts behind Dementia?

Dementia care and course Dementia is now one of the biggest health issues facing our country. It is estimated that this year there will be 850,000 people with Dementia in the UK with this number predicted to increase to 1 million in the UK by 2025. With this amount of people currently suffering with the disease and this alarming prediction for the future there’s bound to be a knock on effect on resources. Of course, these resources don’t only come in the form of cost to the country but also consider the resources behind the people caring for those affected, whether it’s the number of carers available, their time, or their skill sets.

It’s hardly surprising to learn that currently there are around 670,000 carers for people with Dementia in the UK and the financial cost of this disease to the UK is £26 billion per annum even with family carers of Dementia sufferers saving the UK £11 billion a year.  With the Dementia numbers looking like they will continue to rise there is going to be a need to reassess current services and resources to establish their suitability. With greater intensity of care provision means investment will be needed for the right training and skill development.

Ensuring you have the right training and understanding to care for someone with this disease is extremely important as there are many different types and stages of Dementia and like any disease every individual handles it in a different way. We’re very proud to be part of the upcoming Birmingham Care & Dementia Show held at the NEC on the 3rd and 4th Nov 2015. This show is designed to provide education, products and services especially for caring for older people. Our team will be on stand B20 and are happy to consult with you about how we can build a bespoke accredited training solution and offer cost effective flexible training styles fitting around your person centred care.  Our range of courses covers a variation of knowledge which is needed whilst in the caring profession with our Dementia course providing you with the accredited skills to assist your care of Dementia sufferers.  Due to the Care and Dementia Show focusing on Dementia, we are delighted to offer a free training course in the subject, just talk to us on stand B20 to find out how you become eligible.

We look forward to seeing you at the show and getting the opportunity to help you develop the right training to prepare you for today and the future. If you’d like to get in touch beforehand to discuss this further please either email info@redcrier.com or call 01823 332200.