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Dementia Action Week Round Up

Dementia Action Week Round Up

This year’s theme for Dementia Action Week last month was diagnosis, helping those who might be living with undiagnosed dementia to recognize potential symptoms and to feel able to seek guidance and support.

Here are some of the activities, community support available and positive action happening across Sheffield that were highlighted in a round up from Dementia News.

  • Sheffield Libraries have been making positive changes by providing dementia training to all frontline staff and are involved in Reading Well Books on Prescription for Dementia. They recommend books you might find helpful if you have dementia, are caring for someone with dementia or would like to find out more about the condition. You can find out more
    here.
  • Ponds Forge pool have a Dementia Friendly swim each Tuesday. Call 0114 223 3400 for more details.
  • As always SHINDIG continue to share good ideas and opinions on local services and developments.
  • Yorkshire Ambulance Service have been working hard to ensure the best patient experience. They currently have 2250 dementia friends within YAS & are delivering enhanced dementia training for staff and volunteers
  • Age UK Sheffield have created a presentation considering basic tips on how we can make Sheffield a dementia friendly city here.
  • Broomhill Library have recently joined SDAA and are working on changes to be more supportive of people with dementia.
  • Sheffield CCG shared videos in Urdu and Arabic explaining more about what you can do if you know someone who has dementia ( who speaks Urdu or Arabic): How can I help someone in my family with dementia?
  • Films in Urdu and Arabic can also be found here
  • Heeley City Farm had pizza making and live music with their dementia communities in The Valerie Gardens on the farm.
  • The Crucible shared details of their Intergenerational Dementia Choir which will meet weekly from September to early November. For more details email: access@sheffeldtheatres.co.uk or call 0114 2496000
  • BBC Sheffield took a Virtual Dementia Tour on a special sensory bus which offers carers an insight into the world of their dementia patients here.

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