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Music to Your Ears on Dementia Action Week 2018

Gaydon FireBravo watch, Gaydon visited The Lawns nursing home as part of Dementia Action Week (21st – 27th May 2018) to donate an iPod and speaker, Station Commander Paul Whittaker said, As populations of developed nations age, so the number of cases of dementia increases. As a way of helping care for and support people with dementia, music has been shown to often have a dramatic effect.
Whether it’s 60s soul, operatic arias or songs from the shows, music can soothe, stimulate and bring to mind long-forgotten memories.

Watch Commander Andy Martin added, The power of music, especially singing, to unlock memories and kickstart the grey matter is an increasingly key feature of dementia care. It seems to reach parts of the damaged brain in ways other forms of communication cannot.

Myself , Paul and Bravo watch from Gaydon fire station are extremely honoured to be members of ‘Friends with dementia’ and hope our donation of an iPod with over 10,000 songs and a speaker can be put to good use and help bring back a lot of happy memories.

Submitted by Paul Cartwright

 

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Events in South Warwickshire for Dementia Action Week 2018

Events for Dementia Action Week 2018

Dementia Action Week takes place from Monday 21st to Sunday 27th May 2018. One person develops dementia every three minutes, yet too many face it alone. This Dementia Action Week, Warwickshire County Council and partners are calling on Warwickshire residents and workforce to take action (whether big or small) to improve the everyday lives of people affected by dementia.

You could find out more about local services and support available and signpost to these services, become a Dementia Friend, learn more about reducing your risk of developing dementia, or find out more about dementia through Reading Well Books on Prescription.

There are series of events planned in South Warwickshire as follows:

Name of event: Activity and information sessions at the Extra Care Housing Schemes

Date/ Time/ Venue: 

23rd May 2018 (11am-4pm) at Briar Croft, Stratford-upon-Avon, CV37 6PH

24th May 2018 (11am-4pm) at Queensway Court, Leamington, CV31 3JZ

25th May 2018 (12noon-4pm) at Tithe Lodge, Southam, CV47 0JQ

You are welcome to drop in at any time, within the above times.

Contact details for more information: Joy Coates 07377 555134, 01789 20 40 20

 

Name of event: Warwick District Dementia Support Event

Date: Thursday 24th May 2018

Time: 10.30am to 2pm

Venue: Dormer Conference Centre, Dormer Place, Leamington Spa, CV32 5AA

Contact details for more information: 0786 769 8073

 

Name of event: Dementia Friendly Screening – Singin’ in the Rain

Date: Monday 21st May 2018

Time: 1.30 to 2pm

Venue: The Graham Adams Centre, Southam,  CV47 0LY

Contact details for more information: Amanda Wilson-Patterson on 07780 99581

 

Name of event: Dementia Action Week – Awareness raising

Date: Monday 21st May – Friday 25th May

Time: All day

Venue: Stratford on Avon District Council Offices, Stratford-upon-Avon, CV37 6HX

Contact details for more information: Amanda Wilson-Patterson on 07780 99581

 

Name of event: Dementia Action Week – Awareness raising

Date: Monday 21st May – Friday 25th May

Time: All day

Venue: Stratford on Avon District Council Offices, Stratford-upon-Avon, CV37 6HX

Contact details for more information: Amanda Wilson-Patterson on 07780 99581

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Events in North Warwickshire for Dementia Action Week 2018

Events for Dementia Action Week 2018

Dementia Action Week takes place from Monday 21st to Sunday 27th May 2018. One person develops dementia every three minutes, yet too many face it alone. This Dementia Action Week, Warwickshire County Council and partners are calling on Warwickshire residents and workforce to take action (whether big or small) to improve the everyday lives of people affected by dementia.

You could find out more about local services and support available and signpost to these services, become a Dementia Friend, learn more about reducing your risk of developing dementia, or find out more about dementia through Reading Well Books on Prescription.

There are series of events planned in North Warwickshire as follows:

Name of event: Dementia Friends Information Sessions

Date: 21st, 22nd and 23rd May 2018

Time: 2.00 to 3.00 pm

Venue: Kings House, King Street, Bedworth.  CV12 8LL

Contact details for more information: Rina Sarna 07887 728 145

 

Name of event: Nuneaton & Bedworth Dementia Action Alliance:Calling local Businesses and organisations in the Area

Date: 23rd May 2018

Time: Drop In 9.30 to 12 noon

Venue: Bulkington Village & Community Centre,  CV12 9JB

Contact details for more information: Rina Sarna 07887 728 145

 

Name of event: Dementia Action Week Healthy Zone Stand

Date: 25th May 2018

Time:  9.30 to 11.00 am

Venue: Boots Pharmacy – Market Place, Nuneaton, CV11 4EA

Contact details for more information: Rina Sarna 07887 728 145

 

Name of event: Dementia Action Week

Date: 25th May 2018

Time:  12.00 to 2.00 pm

Venue:George Eliot Hospital, Nuneaton, CV10 7DJ

Contact details for more information: Rina Sarna 07887 728 145 or Mike Slemensek on 01926 737 765

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Dementia – using positive language

positive language guide

There are currently 850,000 people living with dementia in the UK, each with their own unique personalities and life stories. They have the right to be treated with respect, and not stigmatised or treated differently to others because of their dementia. The way we talk about dementia has a direct effect on how people living with the condition feel. It can also have a profound effect on society.

The way we talk about dementia has the power to impact the lives of millions of people around the country, and change how society views the condition. Alzheimer’s Society have produced a positive language guide which explains how we should talk about dementia.  It explains the power that language has to shape people’s experiences and perceptions, and how we should be using language to affect social change. It has had input from a wide range of people affected by dementia.
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Warwick District Dementia Network Launch

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Warwick District Dementia Network will be holding a free event on Thursday, 24th May at Dormer Conference Centre, Leamington CV32 5AA.

The event is for those living with dementia, primary carers, family, friends and volunteers running local dementia groups.  Its aim is to enable them to find out who the key agencies for dementia support are and what other services are available to them in Warwick District.  Attendees can meet therapy pets, enjoy a variety of taster sessions led by local dementia care groups and support services and visit the Marketplace to find out more about local groups and services.  They can attend the whole event or just drop in for a while.  A buffet lunch will be provided.

We want to attract as many people to the event as possible, so we hope that organisations working within Warwick District and offering dementia support will attend.

The draft programme for the event is as follows:

10.30Registration and refreshments
11.00Welcome and Introductions, Charles Barlow – WCC Localities and Partnerships
11.10Setting the scene in Warwick District, Tony Britton – The Pam Britton Trust for Dementia
11.30Networking/Marketplace/Refreshments
12.00Workshops
12.45Feedback
13.00Lunch

 The Marketplace is a great opportunity for organisations to promote their services.  Stalls will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.  Please contact Andrea Hammond on 01926 477515 or email andrea@wcava.org.uk to book a stall.

Although this is a drop in event for members of the public, it will help us to organise refreshments and lunch if those attending on behalf of an organisation register for the event. If you would like to attend, please book a place using the link below:

Warwick District Dementia Network Event

If you have any questions about the event, please contact Gill Jones on 01926 477512 or email gjones@wcava.org.uk

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