Dementia Friendly

South Brent and District Caring are working very hard to help to make South Brent a Dementia Friendly Community which has been kindly supported by The Clare Milne Trust.

We are soon to launch our Carers Support Group and Memory Cafe in April of this year, which will give carers in our community the opportunity to meet and talk with others in a similar position to themselves, whilst enjoying a cuppa.  Whilst the group is running, we will be hosting South Brent’s very own Memory Cafe for those who are cared for.  The Memory Cafe will be offering a range of activities from gentle exercise to music, jigsaws to art and this will be constantly evolving as time goes on.

The Memory Cafe will be run on a fortnightly basis and our first was held on Tuesday 17th April at The Old School Community Centre.  Other dates are available from the Memory Cafe section on our website.

If you would like further information or would like to be involved in anyway, then please do give us a call or pop in to see us.

The South Brent and District Caring Library is now open with a variety of information on various aspects of later life and also dementia and the help available.

Examples of the information we hold are:

Wise Guides

1 – Advice for Later Life

2 – Extra Help at Home

3 – Healthy, Happy, Connected

4 – Choosing a Care Home

We also have copies of The Dementia Guide and various other booklets

Last year we held our own screening of the Glen Campbell film I’ll Be Me, which is the musical journey of Glen Campbell after he was diagnosed with Alzheimers.  This is also available to borrow from our library.

Please just pop in and have a browse.