Keeping Active

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Being active is important for us all, with benefits for both the mind and body, but for those who may have dementia, keeping active can be a challenge. Janica talks to us about a range of activities designed specifically for those of us who may need that little extra support and we hear how sports and leisure organisations such Fusion … Read More

Being a Dementia Friendly Business

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Join Katharine Harrod as she explains how the Kingsbridge and Salcombe Chamber of Commerce actively encourages all businesses to become Dementia Friendly and how easily accessed and simple training benefits the staff, customers, community and the bottom line. “People don’t repeat bad experiences, they only repeat the good ones.”

Rural Communities

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Join Ian Sherriff as he talks about his work in dementia care and research which has been recognised with the award of a British Empire Medal in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list. We hear how dementia programmes in the UK’s rural communities tie in with global trends and how being part of a Dementia Friendly Community has widespread benefits for … Read More

Kids Art Competition

Rebecca WeareRaising awareness, Uncategorized

Here is our art competition entry form for you to download and print off, or forms can be picked up from Kingsbridge Library or Kingsbridge Information Centre and other locations around the community. Here are the winning designs from last years competition – this year our panel of judges will be shortlisting entries for the public to vote on via … Read More

The Church and Community

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The church provides a vital link to our more remote and rural communities and through hosting a short dementia awareness session the church can reach out further, acting as a catalyst that brings a deeper understanding to people from all walks of life.

Derriford Hospital

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Karen Girmshaw, Consultant Nurse for Older People talks to us about the Dementia Awareness Training Programme at Derriford Hospital, the positive impact that this has had on patients and carers and how we can also help when planning a visit. As Karen says: “People come to hospital with their dementia, often not because of their dementia.” 

Elf Day – Thank you!

Rebecca WeareElf Day 2018, Fundraising, Raising awareness

Elf Day was a great success lots of people came to visit us in our pop up shop and took part in our Elf Day raffle and Find our Elf competition. We would like to thank all the local businesses that supported us by providing wonderful prizes. Thank you – (in alphabetical order) Ashby’s, Beers Solicitors, Buckland tout Saints Hotel, … Read More

The Herbert Protocol

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Richard Loxton, Lost Person Search Manager at Devon & Cornwall Police explains that it’s not uncommon for people who have dementia to go missing, but there are some steps that we can all take to reduce the likelihood of this. We also hear how the Herbert Protocol can be used as an effective tool to aid search, should a vulnerable … Read More

Support from Prawle Fair

Rebecca WeareFundraising, Press Release, Raising awareness

We are very grateful to the Prawle Fair for their donation to the Kingsbridge Dementia Friendly Community.  We were invited to their presentation evening at the Pigs Nose, an opportunity to meet representatives from the other charities and community organisations that they also support.  We have been invited back to give a dementia friends information session at the Prawle Church … Read More

Where’s our Elf?

Rebecca WeareActivities, Elf Day 2018, Fundraising, Raising awareness

Would you like to win a cream tea for two at Buckland tout Saints Hotel?  Our elf has been out and about in the community and we will be sharing images every day on our social media.  Pick up an entry form at Kingsbridge library or the Information Centre or print off a copy here.