Dementia and carers support

When do you know you’re a carer?

caring 2 headercaring 2 headerWe’ve started a new programme this year called Caring 2.  It is an extension of another programme we host called Still Caring which is a lunch club that offers support, outreach and skills to (primarily) husbands and wives who actively care for or have once cared for loved ones with a dementia diagnosis. This new programme extends similar resources to working adult carers those who cannot take time off from their day commitments to make the lunch. read more…

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Sitting is the New Smoking

I read a large number of health news alerts, updates and research results related to dementia, ageing science, and public health and I have to confess this new slogan for highlighting the dangers of sedentary behaviour caught me off guard.

I think the reason ‘Sitting is the New Smoking’ is so powerful for me is that it identifies how invisible the negative impact of sitting is.  We, including me too, have a difficult time imagining that sitting more is read more…

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Dates for your diary

Over the next few days, we will be updating the community calendar with programming for 2014 for dementiaCOMPASS and others in our community.  Whilst that happens, here are some dates for your to note:

Wednesday 18 December
Festival of Trees, Wesley Church, Short Street

We will meet at 1pm for an informal viewing of the twenty-some Christmas trees decorated by local groups, organisations and companies including read more…