NEW DEMENTIA FRIENDLY INTERNET RADIO STATION:

A new internet radio station has been launched for people living with dementia and their carers. There’s five different eras of music to select from with no adverts whatsoever! You can access the website at: www.m4dradio.com 

 

DEMENTIA RESOURCES DURING LOCKDOWN

Dementia support line  https://www.alzheimers.org.uk/get-support/dementia-connect-support-line

Demetia support forum https://forum.alzheimers.org.uk/

Top Five tips

The Alzheimer's society have produced a top 5 tips for peole caring for those living with Dementia. You can download  a copy of this volunteer toolkit by clicking here

Supporting older people and those living with Dementia

Click here for a guide from the British Psychological Society

Advice from Dementia UK

https://www.dementiauk.org/get-support/coronavirus-covid-19/

Advice from the Lewy Body Society
The Lewy Body Society have produced information to help those supporting those living with Lewy body dementia. To obtain a copy click here
Archdiocese of LIverpool

The Archdiocese has put together a page of resources to help those LIving with Dementia and those who care for them. Click here for more information.

Spotting fraud

https://www.alzheimers.org.uk/blog/coronavirus-covid-19-scams-people-affected-dementia

Cupcake day

https://www.alzheimers.org.uk/cupcake-day

Sing for the Brain

On the 30th April Alzheimer's UK ran a sing for the brain session on Facebook.  You can watch a video of the event by clicking here

ARTS4Dementia

ARTS for Dementia are providing opportunities for people to join in remotely with dance, drama music.  To discover what is available and how to join in visit https://arts4dementia.org.uk/events/

Videos from Inovations in Dementia

Inovations in Dementia have developed a series of videos to assist volunteers and carers to understand the needs of a person living with Dementia. They are availabl on their youtube channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVqQdwbR6zDgIGTPfxi0BYA

They have also produced a document that can be completed and shared with volunteers. Click here

Memory Tracks
Memory Tracks have produced an app that helps support daily routines through music. To learn more click here

3NDWG

Webinar hosted by people living with dementia: pandemic self isolation & difficulties.  For more Information email 

The following resources may be useful for those living with dementia and their carers. Some of the advice is applicable to all carers (whoever they are caring for)

BBC MUSIC MEMORIES:

A very useful resource for people living with dementia can be found at: https://musicmemories.bbcrewind.co.uk/

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/

 

SOURCES OF INFORMATION

A number of organisation have created a page on Corona Virus - which provides some advice for those caring with those living with dementia

https://www.alzheimers.org.uk/coronavirus-covid-19

https://www.dementiauk.org/get-support/coronavirus-covid-19/

https://www.carersuk.org/help-and-advice/health/looking-after-your-health/coronavirus-covid-19

Helplines

ALZHEIMER'S SOCIETY'S DEMENTIA CONNECT SUPPORT LINE: 0333 150 3456

DEMENTIA UK:  0800 888 6678

CARERS UK:  0808 808 7777

SAMARITANS 116 123

THE SILVERLINEUK 116 123

LIVERPOOL CITY COUNCIL COVID  SUPPORT HELPLINE 0151 233 3066. 

The Herbert Protocol is a form that carers, family or friends of a vulnerable person can fill in. 

It is particularly useful for people caring for someone living with dementia.

Keeping a completed form reduces the worry of trying to remember the information when someone goes missing.

To learn more about the Herbert Protocol, and to download a form to fill in visit

https://www.merseyside.police.uk/notices/af/herbert-protocol/

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

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