Those who care for friends or family with dementia are invited to Dementia - Hope on a Difficult Journey.

The free event will be led by Dr Adrian Treloar, a consultant and former senior lecturer in Old Age Psychiatry and takes place from 2-4pm on Saturday 6 November. Register here.

The event will:

  • Offer hope and practical ideas for those caring for a loved one with dementia.
  • Offer a chance to share your experience in a supportive environment.
  • Offer a time for quiet prayer and reflection in St Margaret's Chapel onsite.

Dr Adrian runs a memory clinic in London and has over 20 years' experience in the field.

He said: "This event is part of improving the care of people with dementia. The spiritual care of dementia is reallly important and knowing how to support people in their faith is an important too.

"As Catholics, we should think through what we can do to support people to deepen that faith."

Dementia: Hope on a Difficult journey takes place from 2-4pm on Saturday 6 November at the Gillis Centre, 100 Strathearn Road, Edinburgh, EH9 1BB. Free parking onsite (limited), light refreshments served. Register now at bit.ly/DementiaEvent2021. The book of the same title is available from Redemptorist Press. 

Organised by the Archdiocesan Commission for Marriage & Families.