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Things not to say to somebody with dementia

For somebody living with dementia, language and communication can become more difficult over time. How and when language problems develop will depend on the individual, as well as the type of dementia and the stage it is at. While the person living with the condition may have issues with recall or finding the right word, Read More

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Twiddle Muffs for people living with Dementia

Hello all Some of our lovely ladies who knit for us, have sent in some fabulous Twiddle Muffs for people living with Dementia. This will be an ongoing project the Douch Family support as we do for PreemiesUK. If you know of anyone living in the community who would benefit from receiving one of these Read More

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One in three cases of dementia could be prevented

One in three cases of dementia could be prevented if more people looked after their brain health throughout life, according to an international study in the Lancet. It lists nine key risk factors including lack of education, hearing loss, smoking and physical inactivity. The study is being presented at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference in Read More

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Assisted waste collection

Please see attached document which takes you through how to apply for help when you are unable to move your rubbish and waster  disposal containers to the kerbside. Please note that you can also use this form to apply for someone else. Please follow link to view screen shots. http://www.ferndown.gov.uk/news-and-events/ferndown-news/155-ferndown-news-2017/787-assisted-collection-for-waste-disposal

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Memory Café

Dementia is the biggest health challenge facing society today but it doesn’t get anywhere near the attention it deserves. NOTE Change of venue The Memory Club is now held at the Ferndown Royal British Legion Location: Church Road Ferndown BH22 9ET First and third Wednesday of each month at 1 PM – 3 PM   Read More

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Dementia Safe Haven’s project

Dementia Safe Haven’s is a partnership with Dorset Police and Dorset Dementia Friendly Communities. This project is currently under review A safe haven is a provision of a temporary place of safety within a care home /day centre setting for anyone who may be living with a dementia type condition if they are found wandering Read More

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Use Our Loo

Finding a toilet in any town can be challenging but if you live with dementia it can be much more of a problem. However in Ferndown a number of businesses have joined the ‘Use our Loo’ scheme as part of an Ferndown  initiative to become a dementia friendly town. The aim is to understand what Read More