A Pocket Guide to Being Dementia SupportiveDecember 10, 2019A Pocket Guide to Being Dementia Supportive provides a few useful tips from Ageing Well in Wales partners about how you can be more supportive to people living with dementia. Even the smallest action can make a big difference.
Dementia Action Plan for Wales 2018 – 2022November 20, 2019The Welsh government have adopted the Dementia Action Plan for Wales 2018 - 2022, with Vaughan Gething, Cabinet Secretary for Health and Social Services, stating that, "Our vision is for Wales to be a dementia friendly nation that recognises the rights of people with dementia to feel valued and to live as independently as possible in their communities."
Caring for someone with dementiaNovember 20, 2019Caring for someone with dementia is a comprehensive booklet published by Age UK, whose network includes Age Cymru in Wales.
Living with early-stage dementiaNovember 20, 2019Living with early-stage dementia is a comprehensive guide published by Age UK, also known as Age Cymru in Wales.
Independent Living Equipment in GwentNovember 1, 2019Cefndy-Medequip work with local authorities and the NHS to provide the community equipment service in Gwent. They specialise in aids and equipment for the home, mobility, bathrooms, bedrooms, kitchen and dining, living room and outdoors. Their catalogue has a section called "Dementia Friendly Collection".
Independent Living by MelinNovember 1, 2019Melin's Independent Living team manages over 850 properties across Blaenau Gwent, Torfaen, Newport, South Powys and Monmouthshire. These are designed for single people and couples aged 55 and over, for those with continuing health care needs, or residents who need some additional support. They also have three extra care schemes designed to meet residents' changing care support needs.
Carers WalesNovember 1, 2019Carers Wales wants a society that respects, values and supports carers. To do this they: give expert advice, information and support. connect carers so no-one has to care alone. campaign together for lasting change. innovate to find new ways to reach and support carers. Check ...
ENABLE – Support for Independent LivingNovember 1, 2019ENABLE provides support for independent living through adaptations, so people can access all the key facilities in their homes.
Whether you own or rent your home, the basic arrangements are the same.
Discover Gwent Levels – Living LevelsOctober 23, 2019The Gwent Levels are an iconic, estuarine landscape of international significance. First reclaimed from the sea in Roman times, the Gwent Levels are a network of fertile and historic watercourses, known locally as reens.
Priority Services RegisterOctober 11, 2019Did you know that every gas, water and electricity supplier – the companies you pay your bills to, and your electricity distribution network, has what’s called a Priority Services Register (PSR)? The Priority Services Register (PSR) is a free service offered throughout the energy industry available to domestic customers across England, Wales and Scotland. Through the PSR, eligible customers can receive additional services in relation to their communication, access and safety needs.
The Many Faces of DementiaSeptember 9, 2019This online course enables you to gain a unique insight into dementia through the stories, symptoms and science behind four less common diagnoses of dementia, the people involved and the implications of these for our wider understanding.
Gwent Access to AdvocacyAugust 30, 2019Gwent Access to Advocacy GATA provides a single point of access for advocacy services in Gwent covering Blaenau Gwent, Caerphilly, Monmouthshire and Torfaen. (For Newport contact Dewis Centre for Independent Living (CIL))
Torfaen primary school is the first in Gwent to become Dementia FriendlyAugust 7, 2019Griffithstown Primary School in Pontypool is the first primary school in Gwent to become Dementia Friendly. More than 400 pupils and staff at the school have completed the Alzheimer’s Society’s awareness training and have become Dementia Friends by learning about dementia and what life is ...
Guidelines for Helping the Confused Older PersonMay 16, 2019These guidelines are designed to help someone be able to provide assistance to an older person experiencing confusion or the cognitive changes associated with dementia although may prove useful for any age group with dementia.
Useful Apps for Dementia Patients & CarersApril 25, 2019There are many apps available that can be downloaded to a smartphone or tablet that could be beneficial to people with dementia. Apps are available for daily aid, memory training, relaxation, care giver information and games.
The Royal British Legion – Admiral Nurse ServiceApril 24, 2019The Royal British Legion Admiral Nurses offers specialist support, information and advice to the carers of people with dementia. It is available to anyone who has served in the British Armed Forces their family and carers.
Home Safety House Check by South Wales Fire and Rescue ServiceApril 18, 2019South Wales Fire and Rescue offer you the opportunity to have a FREE Safe and Well visit in your home. This will be carried out by firefighters from your local Fire Station and their Home Safety Team. The visit takes about 30 minutes and they will provide and install free smoke alarms, heat detectors and carbon monoxide alarms where risk is identified. Alarms for people who are Deaf or hard of hearing are also available.
Benefits for people affected by dementiaApril 11, 2019The Alzheimer's Society website provides information about a number of benefits that may be available to you. This includes details on what and how you can claim.
UnforgettableApril 4, 2019Unforgettable.org is a website offering advice and community as well as products to help improve the lives of people with dementia. It provides some interesting blogs of people's experiences with dementia including real stories and diaries.
Eye Tests at HomeApril 4, 2019Eye care is important for people with dementia and may be provided at home or in a care home. Eye examinations are free for over 60's and for some younger people with dementia, as are home visits if it is difficult to get to a practice. Benefits may be available to help towards the cost of glasses.
Preparing for a Social Services Care Needs AssessmentMarch 28, 2019Tips for people with Dementia on preparing for a social services care needs assessment can be found on the Alzheimers UK website, link below. http://www.alzheimers.org.uk/get-support/legal-financial/dementia-care-needs-assessment
Social Services Support for DementiaMarch 28, 2019Even if you feel you don't need support now, it's a good idea to know what's available and plan ahead. The adult social services department of your local council can help with your personal care and day-to-day activities. The first step is to arrange a needs assessment.
Lasting Power of AttorneyMarch 28, 2019After a diagnosis of Dementia, it is worth forward planning including setting up Lasting Power of Attorney for both health and financial affairs.
Disabled Person’s RailcardMarch 28, 2019The Disabled Persons Railcard is for people with a disability that makes travelling by train difficult. It entitles you to qualify for 1/3 off rail fares for you and a companion travelling with you.
CEA Cinema CardMarch 7, 2019The CEA Card is a national card scheme developed for UK cinemas by the UK Cinema Association (UKCA). The Card enables a disabled cinema guest to receive a complimentary ticket for someone to go with them when they visit a participating cinema.
Dewis CymruApril 27, 2018Dewis Cymru is a website that provides information and advice about well-being. In addition to health information, Dewis Cymru provides information about people and services in your area that can help you with the things that matter to you.
Dementia ConnectApril 26, 2018Dementia Connect is Alzheimer's Society's comprehensive services directory for people affected by dementia in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
John’s CampaignJanuary 15, 2018John’s Campaign is about making carers of people with dementia welcome on hospital wards and reflects a positive attitude towards the importance of carers and sensitivity to their needs.
Dementia DiariesJune 4, 2015Dementia Diaries is a national project that brings together people’s diverse experiences of living with dementia as a series of audio diaries.
Women’s experiences of dementiaJune 1, 2015The 'Women's experiences of dementia' website contains a wealth of stories which highlight the experiences of women affected by dementia.
Caring for CarersMarch 3, 2015The Caring for Carers Hub developed by the Royal College of General Practitioners is a web based tool that can help primary care staff to more effectively support carers and the people they care for.
Join Dementia ResearchFebruary 27, 2015Join Dementia Research aims to accelerate the pace of dementia research by allowing people with and without dementia to register their interest in studies, helping researchers find the right participants at the right time.
Reading well books on prescription for dementiaFebruary 4, 2015The Reading well books on prescription for dementia scheme is available in public libraries as part of a national library strategy to support the development of dementia-friendly communities and build understanding and awareness of the condition.
Telehealth and Telecare AwareJuly 11, 2014This online information portal provides a news and information service for people interested in telecare and telehealth.
Better care for older peopleJuly 11, 2014This online resource published by the General Medical Council aims to help doctors challenge the stereotypes associated with older people and tackle the most common concerns older people have about their care.
Marie Curie End of Life Care AtlasJuly 4, 2014The Marie Curie End of Life Care Atlas is an information portal that gives people who plan and commission end of life care new insight into care provision in their local areas.
Continence Product AdvisorJune 25, 2014The Continence Product Advisor is a website providing evidence-based guidance on how to select appropriate products for managing incontinence and use them effectively.
Dementia CarerJune 9, 2014Dementia Carer is a website that provides access to a wide range of video clips featuring carers discussing what helps them cope with issues they encounter in caring for someone with dementia.
Care and Support Jargon BusterMay 14, 2014The Care and Support Jargon Buster published by Think Local Act Personal is a plain English guide to the most commonly used social care words and phrases and what they mean.
Focus on dementia researchMay 10, 2014The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) website Focus on Dementia showcases some of the cutting-edge clinical research that could bring new hope to dementia patients and their families.
AT DementiaMarch 13, 2014AT Dementia is web-based information resource on assistive technologies (including telecare) for people with dementia.
Can dementia be prevented?February 16, 2014These web pages on the NHS Choices portal give advice on leading a healthy lifestyle to help lower your risk of developing dementia when you are older.
Putting dementia on the mapNovember 29, 2013Putting dementia on the map published by the Department of Health draws on data and information about dementia health and care, dementia friendly communities and research.
Virtual Hospital modelling toolNovember 5, 2013The Virtual Hospital modelling tool, developed by the Dementia Services Development Centre, aims to show good design can help to make an acute hospital setting dementia-friendly.