With the 2019 Wimbledon Tennis Championships now over and the long queues for strawberries and cream now sated, it is exciting to discover that one of the “family members” living at Hatherleigh Nursing Home, is 81-year-old Rosie Jewell. Rosie is a former tennis player who played in the under eighteens team at the Wimbledon Championships in 1954, getting through to the quarter-finals. Jewell is her married name, but in 1954 she was playing under her maiden name, Rosemary Wooller.
EXPERTS at a Devon domiciliary care company are offering people in the county advice on avoiding the onset of dementia this month (June 2019).
Guardian Homecare, which provides home care in Exeter and Torbay, is sharing its tips after Alzheimer’s Research UK revealed one percent of UK adults are unable to name known risk factors for dementia.
An exciting and innovative new dementia service has just been launched for the local community of Teignmouth. The Ness Shed is built on the researched and well-known concept of the ‘Men’s Shed’ and, using the expertise of trained professionals, creates a unique environment for individuals with dementia to take part in manual and creative activities.
The launch event, which took place on 23rd May, was attended by many local residents, care professionals and the mayor of Teignmouth, who announced the official opening of The Ness Shed with a ribbon cutting ceremony at the centre.
What a fabulous week collaborating with partners for Dementia Action week 2019.
We were involved in three events which involved family Carers hosted by Bluebird Care Exeter & East Devon, an informal Year 6 assembly at Exwick Heights Primary school, finishing the week with a play performed by local theatre company Substance & Shadow hosted at Cadogan Court care Home part of RMBI Care Co.
Monday 20th May 2019 will see Dementia Action week begin.
Across the UK communities will be coming together to raise awareness and take action for dementia.
With over 850,000 people living with a dementia diagnosis in the country and no cure yet it is vital we continue to consider how as a society we can collectively collaborate and make a difference for those living with the condition and their families.
Established in 2017, The Ness Dementia Centre in Teignmouth is a dementia community hub based on the Dutch dementia meeting centre model. It is one of the first centres in the UK to use this model and is helping Devon lead the way in dementia community care.
The model recognizes the need to involve not only the family, and the individual but the whole community in helping that individual to remain in their own home for as long as possible.
Gina Awad and Colin Bray from the Exeter Dementia Action Alliance were delighted to be at West Exe school recently, delivering Dementia Friends sessions to the Health & Social care students. This is part of their ongoing commitment to raising dementia awareness and taking action within the school and wider community.
Are you a family member/spouse/partner/friend caring for someone living with dementia?
This FREE nature-based support programme will help you find ways to cope with issues, including anxiety and depression. It will provide you with activities, techniques and information to help you look after your own health.
Why not come along to this INTRODUCTORY SESSION and find out more about it? We will work together to create a programme that will support your needs.