Making Holmes Chapel A Dementia Friendly Village

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What is a Dementia Friendly Village?
Following the very successful example of Alsager Partnership, we are running a project to make Holmes Chapel a 'Dementia Friendly Village'.
 
This involves a number of things, including the following, which we hope to achieve over a period of 12-18 months;
Updates on the project will be provided regularly via the Community Newsletter and this website.

A dementia friendly village can be described as:

A village where people with dementia are understood, respected and supported, and confident they can contribute to community life.

 

In a dementia – friendly community people will be aware of and understand dementia, and people with dementia will feel included and involved, and have choice and control over their day-to-day lives.

 

What is a Dementia Friendly Village?

Memory Café

Holmes Chapel Memory Café

On Saturday 17th September, Holmes Chapel's first Memory Café was launched by the Methodist Church. This was very well attended and cafés are now being held on the 1st, 3rd and 5th Wednesdays of the month, between 10.00am and 12 noon, at the Methodist Church Hall.

 

Although giving special support to those living with dementia, all are invited to the cafés, which offer a variety of activities from table tennis to crafts or just an opportunity for a chat and to reminisce over a cup of coffee.

 

For more details of how you can be part of this project, please contact:
dementia.friends@hcpartnership.org.uk

Living with Dementia - Videos

The Alzheimer's Society have produced an excellent, short video, Small changes make a Dementia Friendly Community, to highlight what it is like to Live with Dementia.  The video can be viewed here.

 

Another excellent video produced by SURF Liverpool,Small changes - a wealth of difference, can be viewed here

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There is plenty of useful and informative information about Dementia at the Alzheimer's Society web page - https://www.alzheimers.org.uk/

 

If you are interested in becoming a Dementia Friend or a Dementia Champion, or would like to talk to us about your business or organisation working towards becoming Dementia Friendly, please email us at dementia.friends@hcpartnership.org.uk