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Carers symposium at UCC this coming Monday

November 25th, 2016 9:50 AM

By Southern Star Team

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'WHO cares for the caregivers?' is a question that will be on the agenda of a public symposium to be held on Monday 28th November at the Lewis Glucksman Gallery in UCC, from 2pm-6pm.

The symposium will provide a number of different perspectives from key stakeholders on the caregiver experience, including caregivers, researchers, clinicians and public figures. 

In coming together they will share their experiences and increase awareness of caregiving for dementia.

An increasing number of people in Ireland are providing care for a relative with dementia. This important unpaid work comes with an underappreciated cost to the health of the caregiver.

Evidence suggests that dementia caregiving is associated with heightened psychological stress, as well as other problems such as depression.

Registration is free and all are welcome to attend, but registration is required. To register, please email [email protected] with your name and contact details.

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