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

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 on the following dates.

2019 ST MARYS AFTERNOON TEA AND SINGALONG 1

Friday 25th January 2019

Friday 22nd February 2019

Friday 29th March 2019

Friday 26th April 2019

Friday 31 May 2019

Friday 28 June 2019

Friday 26 July 2019

Friday 30 August 2019

Friday 27 September 2019

Friday 25 October 2019

Friday 29 November 2019

It can be difficult to grasp what Dementia does to the brain - many find the fairy light analogy helps

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 along

Please remember that from January to November we hold a monthly dementia friendly afternoon tea and sing along. The event is free and open to those with dementia and their carers. If you are interested please come to the parish hall at 2pm on the last Friday of the month

Dementia Awareness Session

If you missed our session on living well with dementia you can find out more just click here

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