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There is still frequent use of the term ‘sufferer’ in the media when referring to people with dementia.

The language we use to talk about dementia influences how people with dementia are viewed. Derogatory words perpetuate fear and stigma and are contradictory with the aspirations of people wanting to live well with dementia.

Dementia Words Matter (http://www.dementiaaction.org.uk/dementiawords) is a nation-wide campaign aimed at raising public awareness on the importance of using appropriate language when referring to people with dementia.DEEP

Dementia Words Matter” is a DEEP (The Dementia Engagement and Empowerment Project) guide, written by people with dementia. It sets out the words and descriptions of dementia that people would prefer are avoided.

Member organisations of Dementia Action Alliance, and other non-member organisations, are encouraged to join this campaign to take action about the use of language associated with dementia, by committing to the three Cs:

  • Check words and descriptions used in your printed materials against the DEEP Guide
  • Change any words and descriptions that people with dementia have identified as ones to avoid
  • Challenge words which you recognise as our ‘curl up and die’ words whenever you see or hear them –  in newspapers, on TV, on websites and in conferences and meetings. And pass on the challenge to others to take forward in their own settings.

To find out more about Dementia Words Matter campaign, or to sign up, please visit http://www.dementiaaction.org.uk/dementiawords

 

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Warwickshire’s Dementia Awareness Week event – feedback

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Warwickshire marked this year’s Dementia Awareness Week by holding a Dementia Support and Services Event on Friday 20th May in Nuneaton Newtown Centre.

It is estimated that by 2025, over 11,000 people aged over 65 will be living with dementia in Warwickshire. By 2020, around one fifth (18%) of those aged over 80 in Warwickshire are projected to have dementia.

The impact of dementia can be far-reaching, but by increasing awareness and understanding of this condition we can make a real difference to improving the lives of people living with dementia and also support those who care for them.

The 20th May informal drop-in event offered a chance for Warwickshire residents to find out more about services available to support people with dementia and their loved ones, in different areas of our county.

Partners worked together to develop a full and varied programme including holding a market stall for local providers as well as offering a number of engaging taster sessions  such as story making, memory box making,  Dementia Friends or an ‘ooomph’ chair based exercise class.

A range of providers attended the event to promote their service offer, these included for example: Alzheimer’s Society, Age UK, Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership Trust, Millbrook Healthcare, the Herbert Art Gallery, Citizen Advice Bureau,  Dementia Action Alliance, Warwickshire Library Service, South Warwickshire Foundation trust and a range of care homes and home care providers.

The event was well attended and a number of people commented that it was very helpful in terms of networking and finding information about dementia service provision in Warwickshire, talking to service providers about support available to individual families and participate in taster sessions, or having a health check done.

Each attendee was provided with a ‘goodie bag’ containing a number of different leaflets with information signposting people to a variety of support organisations working with people with dementia.

The event also saw the re-launch Warwickshire’s refreshed Living Well with Dementia Strategy 2016 – 2019; a copy of the Strategy is available on Warwickshire County Council’s website: www.warwickshire.gov.uk/dementiastrategy.

Continued promotion and delivery of Dementia Friends information sessions will form part of the Strategy’s delivery plan. There are currently approximately 11,500 Dementia Friends in Warwickshire and our aim is to increase the number of Dementia Friends in the county to at least 30,000 in the next four years.

Dementia Friends is a national initiative run by the Alzheimer’s Society focused around raising awareness of dementia and to help build dementia-friendly communities. Becoming a dementia friend is about understanding a bit more about dementia and the small things that can help people with the condition. You don’t need to already know someone with dementia to become a dementia friend.

You can find the nearest Dementia Friends information session by visiting: www.dementiafriends.org.uk

Please see below some photos from the event.

Contact: dementiapartnership@warwickshire.gov.uk

 

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What’s on Warwickshire’s Dementia Support and Services Event on 20th May

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What’s on at the Dementia Support and Services Event

Friday 20th May 2016 – 10am – 3pm

Newtown Centre, Newtown Rd, Nuneaton, CV11 4HG

As part of Dementia Awareness Week from 15th – 21st May, Warwickshire County Council will be holding a free event to showcase the support services available to people living with Dementia in Warwickshire. Everyone is welcome, but particularly people living with dementia, including family and carers from across Warwickshire.

Meet with over 20 support services at the event including Age UK Warwickshire, Alzheimer’s Society Warwickshire, Coventry and Warwickshire Dementia Action Alliance, Fitter Futures Warwickshire and more. You can visit the stands at any time between 10am – 3pm.

Please see below schedule of information sessions which will take place at the event. Please book your place at the sessions when you arrive, places are available on a first come, first served basis.

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Download the poster – please display the poster and help promote this event within your community.

For more information call 01926 413 751 or email dementiapartnership@warwickshire.gov.uk

We are looking forward to seeing you at the event!

 

 

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Dementia Awareness Week Events in Coventry – 16th-18th May

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  • Belgrade
  • Carers
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  • Coventry
  • coventry library
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  • Dementia Friends
  • health and wellbeing
  • library
  • Living Well with Dementia
  • Memory
  • motor museum
  • theatre
  • transport museum
  • Warwickshire

Next week, Sunday 15th May – Saturday 21st May marks this year’s Dementia Awareness Week and there are a few activities planned across Coventry.

Monday 16th May 2016

Belgrade Theatre Coventry, Corporation Street, CV1 1GS

The Belgrade Theatre are holding a Dementia Friendly Day including a Singing for the Brain workshop led by Actor, Dave Willetts, and two Dementia Friends Information sessions. This is a fantastic opportunity to learn more about what Dementia is and how to support people living with Dementia in the community.

11am – 1pm   Singing for the Brain, led by Dave Willets

2pm – 3pm     Dementia Friends Information Session

5pm – 6pm     Dementia Friends Information Session

To book: All events are free but please book through Belgrade Theatre Box Office (Call: 024 7655 3055 or visit: www.belgrade.co.uk)

Special Offer! Book a cream tea for £4.50 per person!

Tuesday 17th May

Coventry Central Library

9am – 5pm

An information market has been organised by Coventry City Council to provide FREE advice of services beneficial to people living with Dementia and their Carers, including stands from Age UK, the Alzheimer’s Society and Coventry Carers Trust. Free taster sessions will also be offered throughout the day, including a Get Going Together session by Age UK’s physical activity team at 1pm and a second Singing for the Brain session, 12:00-1:30pm.

Tuesday 17th May

Coventry Transport Museum, Millennium Place,  CV1 1JD  

11am-12.30pm

Motor Memory

Join us for an interactive guided tour around the newly redeveloped Coventry Transport Museum. Take in the highlights of our collection and share your memories of Coventry as a boomtown! The tour is designed specifically for people experiencing difficulty with concentration or memory and their friend, partner or carer to enjoy together.

Sessions cost £5 per person. To book your place please contact Stacey Bains on 024 7623 7537 or email stacey.bains@culturecoventry.com

Wednesday 18 May

Herbert Art Gallery & Museum, Jordan Well, Coventry, CV1 5QP

11.00am-12.00noon

Memory Box Workshop

Creating a memory box is a simple activity to enable you to use reminiscence therapy to help your loved one on their journey with Dementia. The workshop costs £15 for two people to attend and includes the price of a memory box. Attendees will receive information on what to prepare and bring along to the workshop.
To book your place please contact Stacey Bains on 024 7623 7537 or email stacey.bains@culturecoventry.com

Please also be aware that there are two information booklets from Age UK that might be useful at this time, Living with Early Stage Dementia and Caring for Someone with Dementia. These are available on the Age UK national website. Details of the Dementia Friendship scheme is also available on the Age UK Coventry website.

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Dementia Awareness Week 2016 Warwickshire

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  • Dementia
  • dementia awareness week
  • Dementia Cafe
  • Dementia Friends
  • DementiaPortalCW
  • Health
  • Living Well with Dementia
  • Nuneaton
  • Peer Support
  • Rugby
  • Stratford
  • taster session
  • Warwick
  • Warwickshire

Warwickshire will celebrate  this year’s Dementia Awareness Week by facilitating a Dementia Support and Services Event on

Friday 20th May 2016
Newtown Centre
Newtown Rd
Nuneaton
CV11 4HG
Drop in anytime from 10am to 3pm

As part of Dementia Awareness Week from 15th – 21st May, Warwickshire County Council will be holding a free event to showcase the support services available to people living with Dementia in Warwickshire. Everyone is welcome, but particularly people living with dementia, including family and carers from across Warwickshire.

  • Find out about local support and services by visiting stands from a range of services
  • Free taster sessions
  • Free goody bag
  • Meet new people
  • Enjoy free refreshments
  • Opportunity to become a Dementia Friend
  • Free car parking and location near the bus station
  • Demonstrations of the Living Well with Dementia Portal

More information about stands and taster sessions is available on the Living Well with Dementia Portal: www.livingwellwithdementia.org

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You can request a copy of the poster from Warwickshire County Council to help promote this event within your community  by emailing dementiapartnership@warwickshire.gov.uk

For more information call 01926 413 751 or email dementiapartnership@warwickshire.gov.uk

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Dementia Awareness Week events from Culture Coventry

Dementia Awareness Week Memory Box Workshop

Wednesday 18 May

11.00am-12.00noon

Herbert Art Gallery & Museum, Jordan Well, Coventry, CV1 5QP

Creating a memory box is a simple activity to enable you to use reminiscence therapy to help your loved one on their journey with Dementia. The workshop costs £15 for two people to attend and includes the price of a memory box. Attendees will receive information on what to prepare and bring along to the workshop.

For more details please click here

Motor Memory

Tuesday 17th May

11am-12.30pm

Coventry Transport Museum, Millennium Place,  CV1 1JD

Join us for an interactive guided tour around the newly redeveloped Coventry Transport Museum. Take in the highlights of our collection and share your memories of Coventry as a boomtown! The tour is designed specifically for people experiencing difficulty with concentration or memory and their friend, partner or carer to enjoy together.

For more details please click here

Sessions cost £5 per person

Places on both events are limited so please book early to avoid disappointment.
To book you place please contact Stacey Bains on 024 7623 7537 or email stacey.bains@culturecoventry.com

 

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