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Dementia Information

Dementia Friends badge given to members after training session from Alzheimer’s Society

Dementia affects 1 in 6 people over 80 and some much younger people so as a community we need to be tuned into problems people face. The Grange  Soroptimists  are Dementia Friends  and received training from the Alzheimer’s Society.

Useful information about organisations and resources

Singing for Memory – Grange Soroptimists ring Janice 015395 58001 or Isabel 015395 36378  ( further information under Singing for Memory page)

Alzheimer’s Society  ring 01539 742631

Dignity in Dementia providing support for people with dementia and their carers 07771 682378 or 07816 895021

CAB South Lakeland For advice re benefits etc

South Lakeland Carers for advice and information for example re Hospital passport scheme 01539 815970

Gedyes Solicitors   for advice re Lasting Power of Attorney 015395 32313

Lakeland Arts Trust   Sessions at Abbott Hall Every first Tuesday in the month for people with dementia – book by ringing 01539 722464  or see info

Age UK   01539 728180

Cumbria Library Service Resource Bags   visit local library and enquire re borrowing a resource bag containing reminiscence material and information.

Useful reading for family and professional  carers:

DEMENTIA The One-Stop Guide by June Andrews.

SOMEBODY I USED TO KNOW by Wendy Mitchell ( written by Wendy who has Alzheimer’s)