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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.

  • New Dementia Advice Service

    New Dementia Advice Service

    A brand-new dementia advice service was launched on 1st April for people living with dementia and their family carers in Sheffield.The Dementia Advice Sheffield (DAS) service, delivered by Age UK Sheffield and funded by Sheffield City Council, is a one-stop shop, first point of contact service to respond to any non-clinical, dementia-related query.

  • Dementia Carers Groups

    Dementia Carers Groups

    If you care for or support a person living with dementia a number of free carer group sessions to support you are available across the city, running for 12 weeks.The first 6 weeks explore dementia, giving carers/supporters a greater understanding of the impact dementia can have on the person they care for. The final 6 weeks look at how to support yourself as a carer of someone living with dementia.

  • Dementia Support to Keep Well

    Dementia Support to Keep Well

    Age UK Sheffield are delighted to share the news that they are expanding the support they already provide through their Dementia Wellbeing Centre at Norfolk Park to two additional sites across Sheffield at the Botanical Gardens and Hillsborough.You can also find a list and leaflet with information about support across the city in the Sheffield Directory.

  • Living With Dementia Toolkit

    Living With Dementia Toolkit

    A new online toolkit has been developed for and by people living with dementia and carers covering topics such as staying safe and well, staying active, staying connected, keeping a sense of purpose and staying positive. It aims to inspire through examples of real-life experiences, offering ideas to help people with dementia live how they choose and giving hope for the future.

  • Video Advice for Carers of People Living with Dementia

    Video Advice for Carers of People Living with Dementia

    A new video highlights the real-life experiences of six Sheffield carers supporting someone with dementia, but the advice they offer is relevant to all unpaid carers in the city.‘Go and get the support before you think you need it for your own health and wellbeing’ is just one of many excellent suggestions made.

  • May's a Dementia Friendly Month

    May's a Dementia Friendly Month

    May has been declared Dementia Friendly Month in Sheffield and this week is national Dementia Action Week. Read about the community help and support that’s available in the city for people with dementia and their families.

  • Dementia Action Week Call for Stories

    Dementia Action Week Call for Stories

    A leading charity representing people affected by dementia is calling for stories to show the impact of the broken care system on their everyday lives during the Covid-19 pandemic, in order to improve social care policy. The Alzheimer’s Society’s Dementia Action Week, which takes place 7-23 May, is bringing social care reform back to the top of the agenda saying that the social care system is no longer fit for purpose.

  • Dementia Strategy Survey

    Dementia Strategy Survey

    In order to keep talking to people living with dementia, their families, and supporters the partnership organisations working together to improve the lives of people living with dementia would like to find out how well the Dementia Strategy in Sheffield is meeting needs. If you are affected by dementia please take just a few minutes to answer a few questions in this survey.

  • Dementia Friendly Calendar of Activities .

    Dementia Friendly Calendar of Activities .

    Did you know that since the first lockdown in March last year twenty four new online dementia friendly groups have started up in Sheffield? From Zoom Memory Cafés, to online exercise and Tai Chi Groups, dementia carers sessions and relaxation groups, virtual sessions for women and for men, online singing, creative writing and sporting memories groups – all available in a weekly calendar.

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