Living Well Guide Dementia - Page 18

living well First Wednesday of the month 10.30am - 12.30pm. Upstairs at The Mill, Lostock Lane, Preston PR5 5XU. Drop-in to our monthly advice hub and empower yourself with information to help you and your family live well with a serious illness. Increasingly more and more people are living with dementia. The UK Care Guide offers a range of guidance and support to people looking for care and through that, and specifically through the support it was offering people with Live in Care, they noticed that care support was increasingly needed for dementia. That then led them to produce a fantastic graphic which shares 51 tips on living with dementia. The tips cover a range of topics to aid with daily life in areas such as maintaining your mental health, the legal and financial issues to consider and advice for carers, friends and family on caring for someone with dementia. Featuring: • A legal clinic run by solicitors from Birchall Blackburn Law, covering items like making a will and lasting power of attorney • Information about how to protect and pass on your digital legacy, courtesy of Anne Wray IFA • A chance to learn basic complementary therapy techniques to use at home • The opportunity to meet with advisors from Civil Service Local about matters such as housing and benefits • Support to improve your emotional health, courtesy of Lancashire Wellbeing and St Catherine’s • Information and advice from the St Catherine’s Support Team Here are the top 10 tips from UK Care Guide: 1 Don't give you your daily activities - seek more! 2 Don't worry about explaining yourself to others 3 Eat well and drink plenty of water 4 Label cupboards and household items using colour coding 5 Always keep a phone handy 6 Pre-arrange your meals 7 Always let friends, relatives and carers know where you are 8 Ensure that you have made a Will 9 Consider care costs and make arrangements 10 Arrange your bank accounts and investments so you know they are cared for Open to everyone, not only patients of St Catherine’s. For more information visit www.stcatherines.co.uk/events or call 01772 629171. You can click the link to find all 51 tips on Living with Dementia. https://ukcareguide.co.uk/living- with-dementia/