Alzheimer's Society

The Alzheimer's Society provides a helpline offering advice, information and support: 0300 222 1122.

The Alzheimer's Society also has an online forum for mutual support click here

Support Groups - There are support groups in Prescot, Halewood, Huyton and KirkbyThe Dementia society has a search facility so that you can locate local sources of support. Click here to access the search facility.

Dementia UK

Dementia UK provides a Dementia Helpline manned by Admiral Nurses : 0800 888 6678

Are you a carer ?

The Senior Caregivers Alliance have suggested the following website which carers may find useful: https://blog.taxact.com/tax-deductions-and-tips-for-seniors-and-their-families/

Afternoon tea and Sing a Long

An afternoon tea and singalong will take place in our Parish Centre from 2pm to 4pm January to December

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CHRISTMAS SPECIAL - DEMENTIA FRIENDLY AFTERNOON TEA AND SINGALONG

The Christmas Special afternoon tea and singalong takes place on Friday 22 November from 2:00-4:00pm and it will be a wonderful Christmas Special with singing and dancing, raffles, prizes and lots of good fun. All welcome, especially those living with Dementia and their carers.

Dementia Action Week Event at St Mary’s.

On Friday 24th May the Parish hosted a Free Market Place of Information and Services for people living with dementia and their carers. It was a great success, with some twenty organisations providing vital information for people living with dementia and their carers/ families. 

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We welcomed visitors not only from the local community, but also from across the city.

A huge thank you to all the volunteers who so kindly gave of their time and resources over months of planning to make this event happen.

A special thank you goes to Ruth Eley - Chairperson of Liverpool Dementia Action Alliance, who gave a very informative talk. 

See some photos of the event in the slide show-below

Social Media

Some of the organisation that joined us tweeted about the event

Bridge Street Chapel was there promoting 'Cafe Memoir!'

MYTIME is part of Local Solutions and provided support for carers.

You can learn more at their website https://mytime4carers.co.uk/

Merseycare were promoting their memory services for more details click here

Our guest speaker Ruth was glad she came

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South Liverpool Linking Lives is a collaboration between Mossley Hill Church and Imagine If. They offer a befriending service to the isolated, lonely and elder members of society

LIVING WELL WITH DEMENTIA - DEMENTIA AWARENESS SESSION:

We had a wonderful turnout on the evening of Monday the 3rd September for the presentation/talk by dementia specialist nurse Serena Jones.

More than eighty people \ttended from all areas of our local community, the session proved very informative and enjoyable. The feedback has been extremely positive and we will continue in our efforts to become a ‘Dementia Friendly Parish.’

For those who could not attend, a copy of the presentation is available just click here.

In the first group exercise attendees were asked to list as many words as they could that they associated with dementia. Most words represented symptoms or were negatives. Serena stressed the importance of changing each negative into a positive.
The piece of string exercise focused on the no of steps required in making a cup of tea - which we do without realising them. Attendees were then asked to think what happened if one of these steps is missed....

Walking in another's shoes focused on showing how sensory issues whether sight or touch/dexterity can make tasks harder.  (Gloves and glasses that blocked most of the vision allowed attendees to experience some of these)

Thank you to Serena Jones for sharing her time and expertise with us and to Sheila Nimmo, who worked tirelessly in preparing information packs for people to take away and to ensure the evening, was a complete success.

A promotional video showing the work of the Museum of Liverpool in improving dementia awareness and care.

The museum runs courses regularly. If you would like to attend a course visit 

houseofmemories.co.uk/dementia-training/dementia-awareness-workshops/

Alzheimer's Society

The Alzheimer's society provide a helpline offering advice, information and support : 0300 222 1122.

The Alzheimer's sciety also has an oline forum for mutual support click here

Support Groups - There are support groups in Prescot, Halewood, Huyton and KirkbyThe Dementia society has a search facility so that you can locate local sources of support. Click here to access the search faciity.

Dementia UK

Dementia UK provides a Dementia Helpline manned by Admiral Nurses : 0800 888 6678

TLC 2018

Supporting those affected by Dementia

Meetings at Mossley Hill Athletic Club from 1pm till 3.30pm  (£4 per person per session includes hot/cold drink lunch and desert)

7th and 28th February
14th and 28th March
11th & 25th April
9th and 30th May
13th and 27th June
11th and 25th July