Information on Dementia in East Lancashire


Dementia Singing group in Nelson

I would like to bring to your attention the change of venue of the new dementia singing group in Nelson - known as “Getting Together”.
As from this week (5 March) the group will meet at the newly refurbished Salvation Army Hall on Stanley Street in Nelson (parallel to Carr Road). It is a superb venue that is warm, welcoming and completely accessible, with a car park. The group continues to meet on Thursday afternoons singing songs from the 40s, 50s and 60s as well as following guidelines from research by the Sidney de Haan Centre at Canterbury University into “Singing and People with Dementia”.
Please forward the attached to anyone who you think may encourage membership. The other advantage with the new venue is that a hot lunch is served on the same day as part of a luncheon club. Click here for flyer

Community Dementia Forum

See the flyer by clicking here

See May newsletter by clicking here

Book your place by clicking here

Location Haslingden Library click here for map

Date: 22nd June 2012

Dementia Cafe

Burnley Artisan Tea Rooms,Standish Street, BurnleyTuesday, 26 June (2-4pm)Tuesday, 24 July (2-4pm)Pendle Arcadia Café, 10 Windy Bank, Colne, BB8 9HZThursday, 31 May (2-4pm)Thursday, 28 June (2-4pm)Rossendale Annie Peaches Tea Rooms, Lambert Mill, Greenbridge Works, off Fallbarn Road, RawtenstallTuesday, 19 June (1.30-3.30pm)Tuesday, 17 July (1.30-3.30pm)Hyndburn Café Latte, Queen Street, Great Harwood, BB6 7QPTuesday, 12 June (1-3pm)Tuesday, 10 July (1-3pm)Ribble Valley Apricot Meringue, King Street, Clitheroe, BB7 2EUMonday, 18 June (2-4pm)Monday, 16 July (2-4pm)Blackburn The Olive Branch, Kingsway, Blackburn, BB2 1NATuesday, 5 June (2-4pm)Tuesday, 3 July (2-4pm)

Alzheimer's Society East Lancashire

This year we want to reach people who have a limited understanding of dementia but who may be worried about it for themselves or for someone close to them for the future. We want them to know the following five things about dementia:

1. It’s not a natural part of growing old;
2. It’s caused by diseases of the brain. The most common of these is Alzheimer’s;
3. It’s not just about losing your memory – it can affect thinking, communicating and doing everyday tasks;
4. It’s possible to live well with it;
5. There’s more to a person than the dementia. Get in touch if you'd like to ask anything.

Alzheimer's Society East Lancashire Lodge House Cow Lane Burnley Lancashire BB11 1NN Tel: 01282 421 233 Mob: 0780 3115 332 E-mail: Website: click here

East Lancashire Dementia Consultation Group

Note the Simonstone Parish Council following Attendance at the East Lancashire Dementia Consultation Group sponsored by Lancashire County Council and NHS East Lancashire, on 2nd December 2011 at the Community Meeting Room, Clitheroe Fire Station.

  1. Present ;about 50 people from Nursing Homes,Carers,Voluntary Sector,LCC,NHSEL,Lancashire Care Trust. I was the only Councillor.

  2. Meeting was lead by Sam(antha) Leonard, LCC lead for Dementia.

  3. 4 presentations were given
    1. East Lancashire NHS Falls Prevention Service/Community Falls Team;based at Clitheroe Hospital;tel 01200 420678 or 03033331111.
      Motto "Steady on Sam" ie
      • S slippers/footwear
      • T tablets,medicine
      • E environment/lights
      • A activity
      • D do you fall?
      • eYes /vision.
    2. They will give talks ,advice and sign towards kit/assistance. 
      NB CEDA Centre in St Peters Centre Burnley is worth a visit for anyone with sensory or physical assistance needs. 

    3. Carers Link/Carers Lancashire;; tel 0345 6887113 (Mon to Fri 9 to 5)
      Organise;Quarterly newsletters,trips,links,support,events
      • 121 Meetings
      • Courses
      • Grant Aid (up to £350)
      • Emergency support to carers "Peace of Mind for Carers"for up to 72 hours then hand to Soc Services

    4. Hyndburn Homewise;tel 01254232249
      Provides support to people to enable them to live independently;
      They can assess and provide to meet needs;

    5. East Lancs Advocacy Service ; click here to email, ; tel 01254 301030
      Provide free support to adults generically,and to people with mental health or learning disability
    6. Other
      Age Concern Lancashire provide lots of support via their Wellbeing Services eg
      walking, keep fit, tai chi, yoga, reflexology
      social /craft meetings, painting
      luncheon club
      computer courses/silver surfers at Longridge and Whalley (tel 01200453077)
      or drop in to Clitheroe Library 930 to 1130 everyThursday.
      Contact Kath Mitchell Health and Wellbeing Coordinator 01200 453076
      or click here to email,

Dementia Group Meets every 2/3 months;no discussion of Dementia Policy this time. DAP.

See document produced on Dementia sufferers being taken advantage of by clicking here

Cllr David Peat.


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