Dementia is a group of related symptoms associated with an ongoing decline of brain functioning. This can include problems with;
If these sounds like you and you have not been diagnosed with dementia already, talk to one of our GP’s.
There is support available for you if you, a family member, or a friend has dementia.
As we head into Winter, why not try something creative and new from the safety of your own home?
Do you live with dementia, or care for someone living with dementia?
Have you felt socially isolated and not comfortable using online technologies?
Have you been frustrated over lockdown by the lack of activities you can do, and missed learning and trying new things?
Matinée Outreach is an arts-based project for people living with dementia (and their carers) who are isolated by Covid19 and not comfortable with online activities. Using the phone and post you will have 1:1 sessions with a professional artist exploring a range of activities e.g. stories, creative writing, craft activities, creative conversations, and trying new things out.
Our artists are both experienced in working alongside people living with dementia and are looking forward to working creatively and flexibly with you via telephone and post.
There are a limited number of places available on the Matinée Outreach project, so if you are interested please get in touch now. Contact Frances Watt on 07449 732322 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Derbyshire Dementia Support Service are still supporting people living with dementia and their carers during the COVID-19 crisis.
To see how they can support you please click on the update below;
Age UK’s website gives useful information on living well with dementia, planning for the future and caring for dementia.
Visit the Age UK website for more information on these topics.
This service is provided by the Alzheimer’s Society, it’s an opportunity to have a chat with people who have also been affected by Dementia in a relaxed and friendly environment. There are often talks from a variety of local services promoting safety and well-being.
When? The third Friday of every month, 2pm to 4pm.
Where? St Johns Church, Canal Street, Long Eaton, NG10 4GA, Nottingham.
For more information call 01332 208845 or email email@example.com.
This is an online community provided by Alzheimer’s Society for anyone who is affected by dementia; you can access this support and share experiences 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
To access this online community, visit the Talking Point website.
Memory Cafés are held in the Erewash area for people with dementia to engage in activities, gain support from their peers and find out information on local services that can help them.
Groups are held at:
|Breaston||Fourth Thursday of the month. 1.30pm-3.30pm.||Methodist Church Hall, Blind Lane, Breaston, DE72 3DX.|
|Ilkeston||Second Friday of the month. 2pm-4pm.||Arena Church, 1 Rutland Street, Ilkeston, DE7 8DG.|
|Long Eaton||Fourth Friday of the month. 2pm-4pm.||St Mary’s Church, Wilsthorpe Road, Long Eaton, NG10 3JW|
|Long Eaton||Second Wednesday of the month 10am-12noon||Erewash Voluntary Action, Granville Avenue, Long Eaton, NG10 4HD|
|Ilkeston||Fourth Wednesday of the month 11am-1pm||Arena Church, 1 Rutland Street, Ilkeston, DE7 8DG|
Alzheimer’s Society Carers Support Group is on the second Thursday of the month at Trinity Church Long Eaton from 2.00 – 4.00 pm.
This group is ONLY for people living with dementia and their carer, people wanting to attend must call the Alzheimer’s Society office first – Tel: 01332 208845
Dates in 2019 as follows: 11 July, 8 August and 12 September
Midway Day Hospital provides psychotherapeutic therapy and assessments for people over the age of 65 living with functional mental health issues.
They have a ‘Living Well Programme’ which is offered to all people with a recent diagnosis of dementia, in the early stages of the condition. The programme is educational, aiming to provide practical advice and support, for you and your carer.
They also hold ‘Dementia Question and Answer Evenings’ which are held bi-monthly at the Midway Day Hospital, they are intended for anyone diagnosed with dementia, their Carers and also anyone with an interest in the condition. A team of professionals attend the question and answer evenings and can answer any questions you might have and provide support to you.
Contact them on 0115 907 1440 for more information.
The Dementia Palliative Care Team provide support for people with advanced dementia and palliative care needs (and their carers) across Derbyshire.
For more information please click on the poster below.