Macclesfield: Free sessions on Sunderland Street to help families affected by dementia

By Alex Greensmith

2nd Dec 2022 | Local News

The one-day only event will take place next Wednesday morning. (Image - Alexander Greensmith / Macclesfield Nub News)
The one-day only event will take place next Wednesday morning. (Image - Alexander Greensmith / Macclesfield Nub News)

A specialist dementia nurse service in running a drop-in sessions for Macclesfield families living with dementia during National Grief Awareness Week.

Running from December 2-8, National Grief Awareness Week was set up by the Good Grief Trust to help people to raise awareness of the breadth of support available across the UK.

But only one day of help will be held in Macclesfield.

The drop-in sessions are being delivered by Dementia Resource Community (DRC) in partnership with Dementia UK, the specialist dementia nurse charity and Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.

Waters Green Medical Centre in Cumberland House, Macclesfield will host the sessions. 

The Sunderland Street health centre will welcome those impacted by the condition and their families on Wednesday, December 7th from 9am-12.30pm.

Admiral Nurse Laura Birch will be running a drop-in session for the people of Macclesfield to benefit from.

Similar free sessions will take place across the Cheshire and the Wirral next week. Nurse Birch's colleague Admiral Nurse Cathrina Moore is the founder of Dementia Resource Community.

She explained how the sessions can benefit Maxonians and their families affected by dementia.

"When caring for a person with dementia, feelings of grief and loss are common and it can feel very distressing," Cathrina said.

"A person may experience these emotions witnessing the changes in their loved one's behaviour and reflecting on the relationship they once had.

"Grief is a natural response to loss and everyone will react differently. Dementia UK's Admiral Nurses can offer practical and emotional support to families experiencing loss, to help them work through their emotions from the point of diagnosis onwards."

Admiral Nurses are continually supported and developed by Dementia UK to provide life-changing support for families affected by all forms of dementia.

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