Halton Dementia Group
‘Living well with dementia is first and foremost about love and care.’
The effects of dementia are widespread. One person may carry the disease, but their family and friends are deeply affected and also need love and care. HDG is about building a caring and supportive community for people affected by dementia, and we welcome all who are living with, or affected by, dementia in any way.
Our Drop In sessions on Mondays (1.30 – 3.30pm) are usually held at the church, and include table activities, games, lots of tea and coffee and, most importantly, lots of chatting. This is where ideas for other activities are picked up and turned into plans and action. Carers find other people who are in the same boat as them, and it gives them an outlet for sharing how they feel. Folk with dementia have the opportunity to talk about things that are important to them, and memories are gently teased out through games and other activities. Once a month, we ‘Drop Out’ to local cafés for tea and cake – very popular!
On Fridays (2.30 - 3.30pm) we have a singing session, bringing back lots of old songs which our folk know and love. Music memory lives in a part of the brain that is often spared from the effects of dementia, and can bring great comfort and joy. Our folk sing along, clap along, and several even dance along to the songs of their own younger days.
For more information, please contact Vikki Climpson on 01424 444531 or our answerphone 07521 086743 (we will call you back). Other methods of contact are by email email@example.com and www.facebook.com/dementia.hastings.