Tag Archives: Dementia Friends

A Sporting Chance

At least 30 years after I last watched a game at Aggborough, I was supporting Kidderminster Harriers again this weekend. The club is partnering with the Dementia Action Alliance to make the ground dementia friendly and Saturday’s game against Telford … Continue reading

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Being Dementia Friendly

Today, the town of Kidderminster is launching a bid to be recognised as Dementia Friendly. Mum lives in Kidderminster though I doubt she’d know if I asked her, despite having lived in the area for 37 years. “Where do you … Continue reading

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Talking and Listening

Last night, I delivered a Dementia Friends awareness session to the Mothers’ Union in Warwick. As always, Mum was with me. When I first became a Dementia Friends Champion – someone who leads sessions – I wasn’t encouraged to make … Continue reading

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Dementia and Discrimination

My visit to Mum last week was preceded by a Dementia Friends session in Coventry. I told Mum all about it but, as far as I could tell, my words meant nothing to her. Mum was always interested in raising … Continue reading

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Looking at me but not Seeing me

I led a Dementia Friends awareness session in Rugby this morning and among the many questions asked and points made was one about the effect dementia has on loved ones: “It must be very difficult,” the questioner asked, “for you … Continue reading

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It’s So Good to Talk

It’s been a busy week dementia-wise and it isn’t over yet. I have two more meetings today. Dementia is on the public’s radar like never before and if I’m allowed to be cynical, with politicians about to jostle for our … Continue reading

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Understanding and Acceptance

I’ve never read a Harry Potter novel. Nor have I seen any of the films despite the promptings of my nieces and god-daughter. (You really tried Rotie!) Recently, though, I came across this quotation from J.K. Rowling: “Understanding is the first step … Continue reading

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