DEEP Groups News

The Laverstock Memory Support Group has received a new lease of life after securing new funding.  The Group lost funding after recent Council contract changes.  Alzheimer’s Support, which now runs dementia services across Wiltshire, stepped in to support the Group.  The Group also received a kind donation from a family they had supported.

You can read the full Press Release here:  Laverstock press release May 2017

In a first for Abbeyfield, we are hosting ‘Great Minds’ – a series of moving, insightful and inspiring films, broadcasts and presentations which will be streamed on their website throughout Dementia Awareness Week.

Abbeyfield will stream film footage, interviews and talks from six dementia experts throughout Dementia Awareness Week via and through its social media networks.

Great Minds will stream on May 14 – 20 2017.

You can read more about Great Minds Abbeyfield’s Great Minds.

The film (looking to show what it can be like living with dementia) developed by Lancashire Dementia Voices with help from DEEP funding is available free to any DEEP group – simply fill in an online request on their website to request a copy:

‘Our Dementia, Our Rights’ is a new guide which aims to highlight as simply as possible the importance of human and civil rights in ensuring support, inclusion and dignity for people with dementia. It has been co-produced with the Dementia Policy Think Tank, a group of seven people with dementia interested in influencing policy.

Download as a PDF file: Our Dementia Our Rights

The Camden Minds members enjoyed a recent research session with University College London and said they really felt valuable after the research.

The research was looking at a treatment that was being developed around memory problems and the link with depression and not having enjoyable activities in the day to day life.  The treatment would be done with a therapist to look at what the person enjoys doing, where these activities are held and they help to make a plan for the future
together.  Questions asked included:

–          The importance of keeping active?

–          How do you keep active?

–          What might get in the way of staying active?

–          How relevant and easy to follow is the manual?

–          What activities do you enjoy?