Become a Dementia Friend in May
Alzheimer's Support is joining with Alzheimer's Society and others in a bid to create 500 new Dementia Friends in Wiltshire during Dementia Awareness Week. (May 18 - 24)
A Dementia Friends information session explains more about dementia and how it can affect people, in a friendly, informal setting. The free sessions are not aimed at creating experts, but at giving general information to help reduce the misunderstanding and stigma that still surround dementia. They are aimed at everyone, of any age!
Look at www.dementiafriends.org.uk to find a session near you - or call us on 01225 776481 if you would like to arrange a 45-minute session for your business or group in East or West Wiltshire during the week.
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Our Spring newsletter is out!
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if you would like a copy in the post.
Our Photo of the Month shows Esther at Polebarn House day club in Trowbridge.
Following a discussion about piano playing (and a staff member giving her one-song repertoire), long-standing club member Esther sat down and played a few gentle chords. It was (we think) the first time she had done this at the club - and quite a moment!
Wiltshire's draft Dementia Strategy is open for consultation. Everyone concerned with dementia, whether they are affected personally or professionally, is being invited to leave their comments about the draft strategy.
Click here to have your say!
Need advice about dementia in Wiltshire?
Our dementia advisers are on hand to offer advice on accessing services, support and benefits at every stage of your dementia journey.
They are based in GP surgeries aross East and West Wiltshire and can make home visits.
Click here for details of your adviser.
We have a packed programme of events in April. For details of activities including Singing for the Brain sessions, Carers' Groups and Cafes, click for What's On in West Wiltshire and East Willtshire.
Sidmouth Club video. This short film shows the work of our day club in Devizes. Thanks to all who took part, and to our volunteer filmmaker.
Singing for the Brain pop-up video. This short film captures the moment when our Singing for the Brain groups staged a 'flash mob' choir in a busy Trowbridge shopping centre...
Wiltshire Voices film project. This film by Wiltshire Council provides an insight into the lives, hopes and challenges faced by people living with dementia and their families here in Wiltshire.
Our Annual Report 2012-13 is now out.
Click to download or call 01225 776481 for a paper copy
Click here to download Wiltshire Council's handbook for those caring for someone with dementia. It is a long document so if you would prefer a copy to be sent in the post, call 0300 4560111
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