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It was good to talk – BME: “Our Health, Our conversations”

27th April 2016 saw Leeds Social Care Community Forum Conference at Leeds Civic Hall. This year the conference focussed on conversations about Real Health and Real Experiences. It included a programme of speeches, workshops, information and advice stalls and Q&A sessions on four topics; … Continue reading

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Memories Reminiscence Activity Library – one year on

September 2015 marks the fourth global World Alzheimer’s Month™, an international campaign to raise awareness and challenge stigma. The theme for World Alzheimer’s Month 2015 is ‘Remember Me’, encouraging people all around the world to learn to spot the signs … Continue reading

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“She doesn’t know who I am, but I know who she is” celebrating Dementia Carers Day

Two thirds of people with dementia in the UK are living within the community, which means thousands of families and friends are supporting someone close to them with this devastating disease. In Leeds there are 5,800 people with dementia known … Continue reading

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Bravo Beryl – a dementia friendly theatre production

For a person living with dementia visiting the theatre can be a challenging experience or even too much. At the West Yorkshire Playhouse staff and people living with dementia have worked together to remove the barriers that could stop someone … Continue reading

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Dementia Awareness week and Leeds BAME communities

This week is Dementia Awareness Week. In the last few years, there has been significant progress in terms of raising awareness, a crucial step towards tackling stigma around dementia. And according to Alzheimer’s Society, there are approximately 800,000 people living … Continue reading

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United against Dementia

Saturday 7th February was a special day for Leeds Dementia Action Alliance as Leeds United were unveiled as the newest member of the Alliance. (Pictured, Maggie Graham – Leeds Dementia Action Alliance, Cllr Adam Ogilvie – council lead for Adult Social Care,  Paul Forbes … Continue reading

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It’s getting to look a lot more like a dementia-friendly Christmas

So what will your holidays look like? Will it be full of family, friends, food and drink, parties and presents?  It’s a time of year when everyone comes together, when you spend time with older relatives and it can often … Continue reading

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