Dementia

Support for People with Dementia

Invitation to a dementia focus group

Do you care for someone with Dementia? Do you want to get involved and have a say on the long-term services available?

Marie Curie are inviting you to join a focus group and share your concerns and suggestions about the need for support for people with dementia and their carers.

 

 

Marie Curie – Listening to you

 We believe that everyone should have equal access to all the care and support they need if they are living with a terminal illness. We have just launched a three year project  to look at the needs of people living with a terminal illness, including dementia,  in Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan.

This focus group will look at the needs of people with dementia and their carers and families. The information gathered will be used to make recommendations to Marie Curie about the changes needed to service provision to improve access for these groups.

Date: Wednesday 17th May 2017
Time: 2:00pm
Location: Social Care Wales, South Gate House, Wood Street, Cardiff, CF10 1EW.

To confirm your attendance or to get more information contact Monica Reardon:  Telephone: 029 2042 6025

Email: Monica.reardon@mariecurie.org.uk

Marie Curie provides care and support for people living with any terminal illness, and their families. Our services can help you improve your quality of life if you are living with any terminal illness, and can provide care and support to meet your specific needs.

All our services are free of charge. Our Cardiff and the Vale Hospice is located in Penarth by the sea, with wonderful views overlooking the Bristol Channel. We provide a peaceful and friendly welcoming environment, offering specialist care and support, in for people living with a terminal illness and their loved ones.

Dementia Awareness Week – 2017

Two dementia friends sessions today.  Get help and advice from Cardiff Central Library from 10-3pm and at Grangetown Hub from 1-4pm.  Details below.

Dementia Friends SESSIONS (2)

Cardiff Central Library
11am – 12pm and
1pm – 2pm

Open to all, free

 

INFORMATION STAND
Cardiff Central Library
10am – 3pm

All welcome, information and advice for people with Dementia, family, carers etc.

 

INFORMATION STAND

Grangetown Hub
1pm – 4pm

All welcome, information and advice for people with Dementia, family, carers etc.

Lots more events going on this week!

Dementia Awareness Week timetable Cardiff

Memory Café: Grangetown Hub

Do you find yourself unable to remember day-to-day events?

Are you worried that someone you care for is losing their memory?

Get a better understanding of dementia at the Grangetown Hub Memory Café from 10am – 12pm.

It will be a great opportunity to ask questions, discuss issues and concerns with the Alzheimers Society ‘Dementia Friends.’

Stay for a cuppa and some arts and crafts!  All welcome.

Dementia and Communities

Are you or is anyone close to you affected by dementia?

BRG Communities 1st is partnering up with the Alzheimer’s Society to help make Butetown, Riverside and Grangetown ‘Dementia-Friendly’ areas.  This means raising awareness of what dementia is and how people can access information, support and services.

If you have a connection to someone with dementia and would like to find out more, become actively involved or have a say and help influence the way we deliver services especially within BAME (Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic) communities then please see below:

Thursday 3 November – 10am – 3pm in Butetown community Centre

Alzheimer’s Society:  Communities and Dementia
Presentation and a discussion session, workshops exploring the barriers people from the BAME community face in accessing our services and how these can be overcome. The workshops will also offer individuals the opportunity to become involved in supporting changes to our services and ways of working, by informing them about current plans and projects we are running in the local area which they can join.  Lunch provided.  Please book a free ticket.

Thursday 17 November – 12pm – 2pm.  Wyndham Street Diner, Riverside
Come to our first ‘Dementia cafe’ where we will have a meal, a ‘dementia friends’ presentation and a discussion about what type of support you’d like to see in the community for older people and carers of those with dementia.

Interested in finding out more about dementia?  Please contact us.