community outreach

Aren’t we clever!

maa logoJoin us for our first session at the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology when we will have private access to the Museum to explore a fascinating collection of works by humans around the world that illustrate our universal ingenuity in design and use of resources. read more…

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Collaborating with our community – Addenbrooke’s Hospital

Over the past year, dementiaCOMPASS has been collaborating with Addenbrooke’s Hospital to strengthen their care of patients with dementia.  This work has mainly involved supporting their dementia strategy group, partnering with volunteer services and identifying training skills for ward staff but in one instance it was highlighting the abilities of one patient who is also a dementiaCOMPASS participant.  Our working together was highlighted recently at the Florence Nightingale Foundation conference held in London.

Here’s the Addenbrooke’s press release:  read more…

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Still Caring Lunch Club – March Speaker

We kicked off the *new* Still Caring Lunch Club in February with a good group of interested carers keen to shape the Club into something worthwhile and sustainable.  Sally Kitchin and I heard about potential interests and directions the group could go and I am now arranging speakers for upcoming lunches.

One of the issues brought forth was hospital care, which runs in parallel to current improvements in Addenbrooke’s Hospital’s care of patients who have dementia or are experiencing delirium during their hospital stay.  So, I’m pleased to announce that the first speaker scheduled for the Still Caring Lunch Club is Dr. Claire Nicholl.

Dr. Nicholl is a consultant physician in the Department of Medicine for the Elderly (DME) and has been the co-lead for Addenbrooke’s dementia strategy group.  She has been instrumental in introducing a new assessment tool to identify dementia in new patients, strengthening staff training around dementia, increasing awareness throughout the hospital and improving care standards on the wards. She has kindly agreed to be interviewed by me.  I welcome advanced questions from carers who plan to attend.

If you are interested in attending this lunch, please note that bookings are essential and can be made either via the form below or by ringing 07876 350 638.  The deadline for bookings is Friday, 8 March at 5pm.

If you would like to share this opportunity with others in your community, please feel free to print off this flyer.   You can do so by double-clicking on the the green print here: Still Caring Flyer – March

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