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Music Cares online – the ZOOM sessions!

For 6 consecutive Wednesdays professional players from Orchestra of the Swan will lead interactive ZOOM music sessions for people living with dementia at home and in residential settings. If you have missed going to your usual cafe, socialising with friends, enjoying a singalong or just listening to some high quality performances, please contact us to request an invitation and instructions. Email Sue at: education@orchestraoftheswan.org for further details.

From 8th July 2020, sessions will run each Wednesday at 11.00am and 2.30pm.

 

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Carers Week 8th to 14th June 2020

Caring for a loved one is very rewarding but can also be difficult. The current COVID pandemic has been a particularly challenging time for those who look after family and friends who are living with dementia.

If you care for a person with dementia, there are two key services available across Warwickshire that can support you:

Whether you have a query, are looking for some advice, want to find more about services, support, activities or equipment that may be helpful, or just want to find out a bit more about what the service can offer. Please give one or both of the services a call or email them today so they can support you to continue to support the person you care for.

Dementia Connect in Warwickshire – Provided by Alzheimer’s Society (Previously known as the Dementia Navigator Service)

Dementia Connect can offer practical and emotional support, a listening ear, suggestions on coping through these difficult times and advice about other services that might also be able to help. The service can support you if you are living with dementia or caring for a person with dementia.

To get support, telephone: 0333 150 3456 (Calls charged at standard local rate)

Monday to Wednesday: 9:00am to 8:00pm

Thursday and Friday: 9:00am to 5:00pm

Saturday and Sunday: 10:00am to 4:00pm

Email: dementia.connect@alzheimers.org.uk

Website: alzheimers.org.uk/dementiaconnect

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The following quotes are all from people who have used the Dementia Connect service:

“I just wanted to say how positive I felt leaving our initial visit. My daughter is relieved I am speaking to someone who understands, and I wish I had done this sooner” Person with dementia

“Thank you for your visit today . The guidance and information are invaluable and your sensitive, supportive help, much appreciated. Longer term I feel your suggestions and help will make a real difference to the quality of our parents’ lives.” Family Member

“Thank you for the information… we would like to thank you for your time and care taken” Carer 

“I wish I had known about your service at the beginning” Carer

“When I first met the Dementia Navigator at my parents’ home his support was a light in the dark.” Family member

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If you care for a person with dementia you can also contact:

Carers Wellbeing Service – Provided by Carers Trust Heart of England

This service can provide practical and emotional support, so you are able to support your loved one whilst maintaining your own wellbeing.

To get support, telephone: 02476 632972 (opt 2)

Monday to Friday: 9am to 8pm

Saturday: 9am to 1pm

Email: carerssupport@carerstrusthofe.org.uk

Website: www.carerstrusthofe.org.uk/warwickshire-carer-wellbeing-service/

Please remember that you are not alone. There are services available across Warwickshire to support you, and who are keen for you to get in touch.

Please give one or both of the above services a call or email them today so they can support you to continue to support the person you care for.

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