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Coping with dementia - 5th February 2015

Recognising that dementia will touch the lives of many of our clients in some shape or form, Cripps, in conjunction with The Good Care Group, are hosting a dementia awareness evening on Thursday 5th February from 6pm to 8pm at Cripps offices in central Tunbridge Wells.

We will 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. 

Anne Lewis, a partner at Cripps, has a special interest in capacity issues and has spoken on BBC Radio Kent about this. She will be chairing the event.  Stephen Horscroft, a solicitor with expertise in dealing with elderly people with capacity issues, will explain the benefits of Powers of Attorney and the role of the Court of Protection.

Elaine Ferris and Dr Penny Hibberd 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 one. Penny is a specialist nurse/Admiral Nurse and Elaine is the Good Care Group Area Director for Kent.

You will have an opportunity to ask questions after the presentations. In addition, Stephen and Penny will be available for 10 minute one-on-one sessions to deal with any personal queries you may have, on a first come first served basis.

As places are limited, please reply to Stephen Horscroft by email on or telephone him on 01892 506 341 by 19 January 2015 if you would like to attend and to book a one-on-one session, if required.