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Pop-up Memory Cafe comes to Crosby

CROSBY will welcome a pop up ‘Memory Cafe’ to offer locals the chance to find out more about Alzheimer’s Society services.It will provide opportunities for residents to meet specialist staff and find out more about local services in the area.Memory Cafes provide people with dementia and carers a platform to talk openly about living with […]

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  • 20 July 2015

Bournemouth BUDI orchestra challenges dementia steroetypes

“Music can unlock the mind” was Pam Winters’ delighted comment after taking part in a Bournemouth University project alongside her husband Richard, who has dementia.The project in question was the BUDI (Bournemouth University Dementia Institute) Orchestra. Set up at the beginning of 2014, the orchestra was established by researchers from BUDI to work with people […]

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  • 25 June 2015

Cambridgeshire MP supports local demands for specialist dementia nurses

Steve Barclay, MP for North East Cambridgeshire has lent his support to calls for the introduction of Admiral nurses in his Fenland constituency.Admiral Nurses, named in memory of “Admiral Joe” Levy who suffered form vascular dementia, are specialists in dementia care who can play a valuable role in supporting families affected by dementia by helping […]

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  • 18 June 2015

New singing group in Bexhill-on-Sea to help those with dementia

Saturday 13th June saw the launch of a new singing and activity group at a Dementia Support drop-in centre in Bexhill.The group has been organised by Dementia Support East Sussex, a carer-led voluntary group which aims to organise stimulating activities based around music, arts and drama for those most in need in the local community.The […]

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  • 16 June 2015