Fundació ACE starts today the first Caregivers’ Space of 2019, with the attendance of around 30 participants, mostly family members of people with Alzheimer's or other types of dementias that have recently been diagnosed. Throughout this year, the Foundation plans to start a total of 10 groups, from February to November.
The Caregivers’ Space are training workshops on dementia aimed at relatives of people who have just been diagnosed by the Foundation's ambulatory assessment team, in order to provide support and explain in depth the impact of a diagnosis of dementia.
These workshops are led by specialists in dementias, psychologists, social workers and nurses, that offer integral training on this kind of diseases, as well as strategies and techniques to redirect the patient's behavior. In addition, they also provide information about the resources and social benefits addressed to this group.
The Caregivers' Spaces take place in the Foundation's Diagnostic Unit and consist of 2 sessions lasting approximately 2 hours and a half.