Dementia Awareness Week 2017: Join one of the many events in your area to meet new friends, find information and help spread the word

Picture: Age UK Norwich

Picture: Age UK Norwich - Credit: Age UK Norwich

Join one of the many events for Dementia Awareness Week this week and meet new friends, find information and help spread the word. We have highlighted some of the events in this area.

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Norfolk and Norwich Millennium Library

Throughout Dementia Awareness Week there will be displays including 'Diaries of Dementia', craftwork from carers and the cared for, sculpture, a theatre performance, information stands and Dementia Friends sessions.

www.norwichmillenniumlibrary.eventbrite.co.uk


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Dementia Awareness Week at the James Paget University Hospital

Lowestoft Road, Gorleston

A week of Dementia Awareness Activity including Alzheimer's Society in the Foyer. Archive footage from Norfolk Library Service, Memory Club with music and movement, cake sale, carers drop-in, Sing-a-long and Memory Joggers. Information from Ali Thayne on 01493 452452 ext 3735.

May 17

Halsey House, Cromer

Dementia Information Morning

10am-12.30pm

Everyone welcome to a free dementia and health information morning with professionals such as: Age UK Norfolk, N-Able, Age Concern, befriending services and a visit from Jack the PAT pony.

St John's Care Home Heigham Road, Norwich Reminiscence training for carers

10am-1pm

Free training session for carers and families of people living with dementia provided by The Memory Joggers. Booking required as limited spaces available.

To book a place, contact Ellen Oliver on 01603 667944 or email Ellen.Oliver@ageuknorwich.org.ukwww.ageuk.org.uk/norfolk/May 18

Norfolk and Norwich Millennium Library

10.30-11.30am Dementia Friends Information Session* (2nd Floor)

12-2pm Home Instead Information Stand (Ground Floor, Advice Hub)

12-12.45pm 'Engaging with dementia', with Dianne Fernee, Coordinator of Pabulum, Wymondham Dementia Cafe

1pm Dementia Friends Photo (The Forum Steps, all Dementia Friends welcome to join in)

2pm Twiddlemuffs made by Norfolk Knitters presented to local groups.

2.30-3.30pm Dementia Friends Information Session* (2nd Floor)

4-5pm Open mic for poets and writers sharing work inspired by dementia (Ground Floor drop in)

May 19

Norfolk and Norwich Millennium Library 12.30-1.30pm

Q&A on the facts of dementia with a panel of people working within dementia care and research

Wymondham Pabulum Café

10am onwards

Fairland Church Centre, Wymondham

Every Friday the Wymondham Dementia Support Group holds a café for people with Dementia and their carers and families. The group also has a quieter café each Monday, activities, singing café and picture palace.

www.wymondham-dementia-support-group.org.ukMay 23

UEA Sportspark, Norwich Activity Groups for those with dementia. 11.15am-1pm

A friendly drop in session for you and your carer where you can chat over a cup of coffee and try your hand at a few activities if you wish, including Boccia, table tennis, short tennis, new age curling, indoor golf, dance and stretching for health. No experience or equipment necessary. Monthly.

For more information, call Gemma or Claire on 01603 591261 or email scd.sportspark@uea.ac.ukPlus ...

May 26

Cinema City St Andrews Street, Norwich

10.30am-1.05pm

Dementia Friendly screening of Singing in the Rain. Starts with free tea and coffee and has a 20 minute interval halfway through the film.

www.picturehouses.com/cinema/Cinema_CityNorfolk Library and Information Service offers a Reading Well Books on Prescription Service.

This includes a dementia booklist.

The books are helpful for people who have dementia, are caring for someone with dementia, or want to find out more about the condition. They include information and advice, help after diagnosis, practical support for carers and personal stories.

There are copies in Norfolk libraries and they can be reserved for free if they are on loan.

Norfolk libraries also have Reminiscence Kits and Packs available to borrow.

The Reminiscence Kits are based on themes such as Childhood, Holidays and the Seaside.

The kits contain books and objects linked to the theme and are designed for working with individuals at various stages of memory loss and those with communication difficulties.

www.norfolk.gov.uk/libraries-local-history-and-archives/libraries/library-services/health-and-wellbeing September 9

Norwich Cathedral

Developing a Dementia Friendly Church

A practical workshop for all looking at what it means to be a Dementia Friendly Christian and Church. Offering reflection and resources to help churches become more inclusive of people living with dementia, and their carers.

To find out more and to book please email lesley.lofts@dioceseofnorwich.org for information.

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