Category Archives: older people

Get up and go – making a difference with dementia in Leeds

Dementia can bring stereotypes. Many people have preconceptions about what a person with dementia can and can’t do. You can’t work, you can’t go out alone, you can’t do new things. Yet I know a group of people who might … Continue reading

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It’s not lonely this winter thanks to the Leeds Winter Friends

Winter is coming and so is the Winter Friend’s campaign only this time with shiny new owl badges and we want you to join us.  It’s a bit like being in the RNLI, although it doesn’t involve boats and getting … Continue reading

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Celebrating Leeds Occupational Therapy week

If someone told you that they were an Occupational Therapist what would you think they actually did?  Teach people to weave wicker baskets, work with older or physically disabled people, help people get jobs or help people to wash or … Continue reading

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Leeds Dying Matters Partnership celebrates the Day of the Dead and will writing month

So, any dreams of an Indian summer are over: the clocks go back this weekend and the shops are piling high Halloween, Bonfire Night and Christmas goodies on the shelves simultaneously.  But first we have to get through the horrors … Continue reading

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Flu Mythbusting

  The recent flu outbreak in Australia shows that children and older adults are still two of the most vulnerable age groups .   Here in the UK we are just entering into our flu season and there is still … Continue reading

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Leeds’ International Older Persons Day – Diversity of Older People

This year the International Day of Older Persons takes place on 1st October and the theme is: ‘Diversity of Older People’. All sorts of exciting events will take place across Leeds between 1st and 10th October. Although they are all … Continue reading

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How Friendly Fridays help living with memory loss

September is  World Alzheimer’s Month and the theme is “Remember Me” so we are looking at a group that helps people living with dementia or Alzheimers. Living with memory loss is challenging not just for the person with memory loss … Continue reading

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