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1 Services in North Somerset Support Worker Singing for the Brain Memory café Memory café with Music and Dance Carer Support Befriending and telephone befriending Forget me Not sessions Self supporting groups Post Diagnosis support

2 North Somerset Dementia Support Worker Service Work with people with dementia, carers and families to improve understanding of dementia. Provide one-one support in the persons home. Provide information on the behavioural changes a person with dementia may experience and offer a range of techniques and strategies that may help.

3 North Somerset Dementia Support worker service Signpost to other relevant support Support people to make informed decisions about legal and future care arrangements. Provide information about benefits available. Work in partnership with other statutory & voluntary services.

4 Singing for the Brain Aims: Structured group session Music therapy & singing Incorporates social interaction Peer support Engagement Active participation Quote from a carer: I walked in with Mr Grumpy, sat with Mr Show-off and went home with Mr Happy Weston-super-Mare Mondays from 10.30am-12 Clevedon Tuesdays from pm

5 Memory Cafe A Memory Café is a place where people with dementia and their carers can be together in a safe, welcoming and non- medical environment in the company of others To have a café style environment They can gain information and support Take part in activities Held at Sandford Station Thursdays fortnightly from 2.30 – 4pm

6 Memory Café Outcomes Helps break down the isolation and stigma people with dementia often have to deal with Provides a social activity for carers and cared for together in an accepting, safe environment, given a sense of normality Encourages volunteering Supports carers of people with dementia Socialisation will encourage people with dementia to interact with more people.

7 Memory Café with Music & Dance Aims: Enables & supports social interaction with the specific intention of reducing social isolation. To help people with dementia and their families to feel part of society. Opportunities for peer support Stimulation & exercise Provides information My wife remembers her dance steps even when she doesnt remember what she did yesterday The group runs fortnightly on a Wednesday at Tickenham Village Hall from 4pm – 5.45pm

8 North Somerset Carer Support Groups Provide: An opportunity for carers to discuss shared issues Peer support Hints & tips from other carers and Dementia Support Worker An on-site service with activities is provided for people with dementia to enable their carer to attend. Groups are held once a month: 1 st Thursday 6.30pm – 8.30pm at Ebdon Court in Worle Last Tuesday 6.30pm – 8.30pm at Windmill House, Kenn

9 Befriending & Telephone Befriending

10 North Somerset Forget- Me-Not Sessions Held in various GP surgeries across the locality Encourages people with concerns about their memory or that of a family member to make an appointment for an informal chat. Can lead to further investigations by GP and onward referral to memory assessment services where appropriate.

11 SELF-SUPPORTING GROUPS Dementia Support Workers have helped set up the following self-supporting groups. Alzheimers Society is not responsible for running these but pop in from time to time. Younger Peoples Walking Group. Daughters Group Former Carers Group Yatton Coffee Morning Backwell Coffee Morning Clevedon Coffee Morning Portishead Coffee Morning coming soon

12 Post Diagnostic Support CrISP Carer Information & Support Programme Memory Matters Two information sessions for people recently diagnosed and their carer, family or friends.

13 OTHER LOCAL ORGANISATIONS WHO SUPPORT PEOPLE WITH DEMENTIA AND THEIR CARERS –Weekly Lunch club twice weekly for couples in Worle –Relief care & Sitting Service –Domiciliary Care –Memory Café at Ebdon Court twice monthly –Day centre, Kenn RETHINK MENTAL ILLNESS RECONNECT FLOATING SUPPORT: –Housing-related support including assistance with budgeting, advice on maintaining the home, information on activities to help avoid social exclusion, support to access services. Contact for further information

14 Other services provided by the Alzheimers Society National Helpline Mon –Friday 9-5 ; Weekends 10-4 Talking Point: alzheimers.org.uk Help cards Publications & Fact sheets- downloadable

15 Contact -Alzheimer's Society Dorset & Somerset Locality Ebdon Court Trenleigh Drive Worle Weston-super-Mare BS22 6LT Tel


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