Dementia Support...

St Margaret’s Community Dementia Café

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  on the  17th September in the cricket pavilion, twice a month, on the 1st and 3rd fridays.


What will the café offer?
It will be an opportunity for those living with dementia and those who care for them to come and have tea, coffee and a chat in a friendly safe space, though that’s not all. We’ll have some games, music and other activities, and will invite speakers along from time to time from organisations that can help people to live well with Dementia. It will offer a relaxed and welcoming drop-in to share experiences and meet other people affected by dementia.  Come join us for information, support, coffee/tea, cake, and a chat.

Dates for your diary:
23rd July    10.30am to 12noon - Volunteer get-together in the Village Hall

20th August  10.30am to 12noon - Village drop-in at the cricket pavillion

3rd September 7pm to 8.30pm - Village drop-in at the cricket pavillion

Come and meet the team at the village drop-in sessions, find out more information and spread the word!

If anyone is interested in becoming a volunteer please contact:

Liz (email lmcnaughton@hotmail.com or tel 01304 851960)

or discuss this further with one of the café working group - Bob Coles, Margaret Jones, Liz McNaughton, Anna Newton, Maggie Haslam and Jill Tipper.

We look forward to seeing you… 


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The Kent Dementia Action Alliance are a group of Kent organisations who want to work together to better meet the needs of people with dementia so everyone can live well within their communities. A wide range of partners are now members of the Kent Dementia Action Alliance, a full list of members along with their individual action plans can be found on the Dementia Action Alliance website. Their 24hour helpline is 0800 500 3014.
 

The membership of the Kent Dementia Action Alliance and the more local Alliances and Dementia friendly community forums are ‘open’ to all. Organisations, businesses, groups and residents can get involved at the level which best suits them. This could be by becoming Full members, Supporters or by joining a smaller local Dementia Friendly Community forum.

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There are also Dementia Friends, an Alzheimer's Society initiative. A Dementia Friend learns a little bit more about what it's like to live with dementia and then turns that understanding into action - anyone of any age can be a Dementia Friend. Whether you attend a face-to-face Dementia Friends Information Session or watch our online video, Dementia Friends is about learning more about dementia and the small ways you can help. From telling friends about Dementia Friends to visiting someone you know living with dementia, every action counts.

There are, of course, many causes and types of dementia. One cause can be alcohol abuse, with an increasingly strong link being identified between alcoholism and dementia. Rehab Recovery are an organisation that specialise in rehab and detox services, from alcohol, drugs, eating disorders and gambling. They have an article on their website written by Ollie Clark regarding alcoholism and dementia which you can read here.. This article provides a clear insight into how alcoholism impacts the brain, and with the growing concern in the news regarding excessive, and often unrecognised, alcohol consumption in the middle aged, this is not something that should be ignored.