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12th March 2015 - Free Seminar - Family Support & Coping with Dementia

Family support and coping with dementia – an awareness event

12 March 2015

Recognising that dementia will touch the lives of many people in some shape or form, Whitehead Monckton in conjunction with The Good Care Group, are hosting a dementia awareness event at our offices in Tenterden.

We’ll talk about some of the practical and legal issues surrounding the care of people with dementia with particular emphasis on relieving the pressure on their families.

Andrea Houston is a solicitor with expertise in dealing with elderly clients with capacity issues. She will explain the benefits of Powers of Attorney and the role of the Court of Protection. She will also touch on the importance of ensuring Wills are both up to date and written to ensure they reflect family circumstances and do so in the most tax efficient way.

Dr Penny Hibberd and Elaine Ferris of The Good Care Group will discuss understanding dementia and how the families of dementia sufferers can have the ‘difficult first conversation’ with their loved ones. Penny is a specialist nurse/Admiral Nurse and Elaine is the Good Care Group Area Director for Kent.

The event also gives you the opportunity to have a 10 minute one-to-one discussion with Andrea, Penny or Caroline Speed from Whitehead Monckton, so you can ask more questions regarding your family’s specific circumstances. These will be available on a on a first come, first served basis.


3.00 – 3.15pm   - Arrival, tea and coffee

3.15 – 3.40pm   

The Importance of Lasting Powers of Attorney - How they can ease the burden on Families Andrea Houston - Associate Director Whitehead Monckton

3.40 – 4.00pm   

Facilitating difficult conversations - planning ahead, transitions of care - Dr Penny Hibberd

The practical side of care planning and organisations that can help Elaine Ferris -The Good Care Group

4.00 – 4.15pm   - Q & A’s and Refreshments

4.15 – 5.00pm   - One-to-one sessions - with Penny, Andrea or Caroline


When:     Thursday 12 March 2015

Where:   Whitehead Monckton’s offices, 3-4 Market Square, High Street, Tenterden TN30 6BN

RSVP:    Mandy Coltham e.

Tel: 01622 698 007

How to find Us - 3-4 Market Square, High Street, Tenterden, Kent, TN30 6BN

Tel: 01580 765180

Car parking - Waitrose Car Park is adjacent to the office. There are a number of designated disabled parking spaces within the car park.

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