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Dementia Friends
12/08/2016 at 09:22. Facebook
Check out the #ElfDay spirit of pupils at Sacred Heart Catholic Primary School Islington! ow.ly/5dV1306TIE1
Dementia Friends
12/05/2016 at 16:40. Facebook
Tickets are still available for Alzheimer's Society Carols by candlelight evenings around the UK.

Join us at venues in in London, Hampshire, Neath Port Talbot, Northampton, Belfast, Sheffield, Cardiff, Cambridge, Tonbridge, Bury St Edmunds and Coventry. #carolsbycandlelight is fun for all ages, so bring your friends and family. Get into the festive spirit while helping such a fantastic cause....
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Christmas carol concerts - Alzheimer's Society

Dementia Friends
12/04/2016 at 10:00. Facebook
Get your questions about preparing for Christmas answered in Talking Point’s expert Q&A this Thursday, 3-4pm: [ Ow.ly Link ]

Expert Q&A on preparing for Christmas - Thursday 8 December, 3-4pm

Every little action counts as a #Dementia Friend. Our new #DementiaFriends at Totnes Library have committed to theirs.

One person said that she was going to keep in contact with her aunt who is living with dementia as her action , another said she was going on from the session to meet friends, and was going to tell them about Dementia Friends. The Library Supervisor said she would recommend...
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Why are you a Dementia Friend?

Today is #GivingTuesday - a day to give something back after the frenzied shopping of Black Friday. To celebrate, we want to hear from you! Tell us why you are a Dementia Friend in the comments below.

Not yet a Dementia Friend? Join here:
A widely anticipated drug has failed to slow cognitive decline in people with mild Alzheimer’s disease. If it had been successful, it would have been the first new treatment for dementia since 2003.

Read Alzheimer's Society's response to the news at [ Ow.ly Link ]
How organised are you for Christmas so far? Get your Christmas cards sorted with Alzheimer's Society beautiful range of cards: [ Alzheimers.org.uk Link ]
Brilliant that Hartlepool United FC have joined #TeamDementiaFriends and are taking action to help the national game more dementia-friendly.

Staff - including mascot H'Angus the Monkey - attended a Dementia Friends Info Session yesterday to learn more about dementia and the actions they can take to help those living with dementia.

Find out more: [ Ow.ly Link ]
UPDATE: The Guardian have apologised for the crossword clue: [ Twitter.com Link ]

Shocking to see dementia referred to as a 'form of insanity' in The Guardian's crossword. This is both inaccurate and offensive.

The language we use to talk about dementia influences how people with dementia are viewed and also how they feel about themselves. We need to be accurate, balanced and respectful.

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Today Alzheimer's Society exposes the shocking reality of dementia homecare hidden behind closed doors. Just 2% of people affected by dementia say homecare workers have enough dementia training.

Join us and call on the government to fix a broken system for the thousands of people living with dementia who rely on homecare. [ Ow.ly Link ]
Who will be #DementiaFriends Champion of the Year 2016?

Read about the three incredible finalists for the award: [ Ow.ly Link ]
Tickets are on sale for Alzheimer's Society's Carols by candlelight evenings around the UK.

Join us at venues in in London, Hampshire, Neath Port Talbot, Northampton, Nottingham, Wolverhampton, Belfast, Sheffield, Cardiff, Cambridge, Hertford, Llandudno, Tonbridge, Bury St Edmunds and Coventry.

#carolsbycandlelight is fun for all ages, so bring your friends and family. Get into the...
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Dementia Friends Champion Maria Mealey shared this great story about her experience of dementia and the Session she ran for her 'big dog group'. Great photos Maria!

'My first experience of dementia was with my Mother. I bought my puppy to help as a companion to her and when she went into a nursing home he continued to visit her and all the other residents. We slowly made lots of big dog...
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Great to see Wrexham AFC getting on board with Dementia Friends and taking steps to support people affected by dementia in the community!
'Life doesn’t have to end when dementia begins and people living with the condition should be able to continue doing the things they want to do, like supporting their football club, after a diagnosis.

‘Football clubs, which are right at the heart of our communities, can make a real difference to the lives of fans affected by dementia by helping staff and fellow supporters become Dementia...
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'Combining the community spirit of Girlguides & Dementia Friends'

Dementia Friends Champion Fiona Joines saw the parallels between the aims of Dementia Friends and Girlguiding and set about getting her guiding colleagues on board with the initiative.

Read the full story: [ Ow.ly Link ]
Alzheimer's Society's online community discusses how to handle accusations of theft from people living with dementia: [ Ow.ly Link ]