Supporting people with dementia

Dementia Friendly Worthing is continuing to adapt to support people living with dementia and their carers during these challenging times.

Although the Dementia Hubs and Memory Cafés are not currently running, we have an online service to help with support, wellbeing and advice. This summer DFW ran Zoom sessions on Falls and Wellbeing, Legal and Financial, Sing-A-Long and Smile and regular dementia friends sessions. We have a Worthing History Quiz planned for this week.

If you are not online but would like to access these sessions, we have recently set up a handheld tablet loan scheme, and we will support you to use these and link up with us online. Please ring Lynsey on 07903 720 208 to ask about the scheme. There is no cost involved as this has been funded by the National Lottery Community Fund and the Sussex Community Foundation Trust.

We know that getting online isn’t easy, and the tablets will connect to the internet with a 4G card – home broadband isn’t needed.

We can also supply Activity and Wellbeing packs which will be useful during the autumn comes and the evenings draw in. These can be personalised to your taste.

If you haven’t become a Dementia Friend yet, please feel free to join us online at one of our sessions. If you run a care home or work in a health environment, your staff can join in for free, and it’s only 30 minutes. The Dementia Friends Sessions help raise awareness of the challenges that people affected by dementia are facing and will give you and your family/colleagues a better awareness of the disease.

Sing-A-Long and Smile sessions are just 30 minutes and runs twice a month in conjunction with the Alzheimer’s Society and Ric Gray. They really do make you smile!

For details of all of the above please contact us or ring Lynsey on 07903 720 208

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