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Dignity in Dementia

Address

49 Silverdale Road,

Arnside,

Cumbria,

LA5 0AL

Telephone 07816 895021
Website www.dignityindementia.org
Accessibility We arrange to meet clients/visitors in a suitable place
Opening HoursAAA 9am – 5pm

 

The number of people with dementia is growing and we want to help make their lives as normal and as positive as possible. ‘Dignity in Dementia’ works with families, health and social care staff and Community groups in Cumbria and Lancashire to educate and inspire, so that they are able to respond confidently and positively to people with dementia in a way that maintains and enhances their dignity.  We do this in a number of ways:

 

1. Dignity In Dementia Group Care Programmes

A free to attend 10 hour programme run over 5 weeks which combines effective and easy to use dementia care instruction with relaxation techniques. The dementia care instruction uses our ‘Feelings First’ approach which helps individuals with dementia feel more contented and at ease and is proven to reduce instances of behaviours often deemed as challenging. It also helps carers connect more effectively to the person they support leading to an improved quality of life for both. The relaxation element helps carers manage the stresses of looking after their loved one better. These run two to three times a year at various locations across the South Lakes.

 

2. Adopting A Live Well With Dementia Approach

2 hour sessions – free to attend

We appreciate that committing the time to regularly attend our Dignity in Dementia Group Care Courses is very difficult for some.  Therefore we’re delivering stand alone 2 hour sessions – called ‘Adopting A Live Well With Dementia Approach’ at different locations around Cumbria.  They’ll cover:

  • What is Dementia?
  • The importance of understanding the feelings of the person with dementia
  • Understanding the new normal
  • Meaningful occupation and helping the person with dementia keep busy and feel valued
  • Staying healthy
  • Staying connected to the community

Contact us to find out where and when they are happening.

 

3. Dementia Embracing Community Singing Groups (in Ambleside, Sedbergh and Silverdale)

Our singing groups enable individuals with dementia to come together with those in their local communities to sing and have fun. While many activities are closed to people with dementia, singing has the power to reach them and put them on an equal footing with others again, even if only for that brief time.

The groups provide an opportunity for people with dementia and their carers to attend together and get a huge boost through a shared activity, or alternatively carers may prefer to use the time for personal respite knowing that their loved one is safe and having a good time. The songs that the groups sing are chosen so that they resonate to the emotions of group members thereby improving their emotional well-being. Generally they are upbeat from the 50s and 60s and popular shows.

£2.00 per session to cover cost of refreshments.

 

4.  Support Groups

We are also active in the community in a range of other ways.  For example we run a support group for family carers which meets monthly at St John’s Church Hall, Silverdale – please contact us for details.  Additionally we support the work of a number of the counties Dementia Action Alliances and get involved in many other ventures.

 

5. Dignity in Dementia delivers bespoke dementia training sessions to a range of health and social care organisations and also run and manage a variety of projects that contribute to improved health and social care services.  We also have a contract with the Cumbria Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner with the aim of reducing repeat police calls involving individuals with dementia who haven’t committed a crime.

 

How do I refer to this organisation?

Please ring or email to make a referral.

 

Areas of Advice

Health & Wellbeing; Dementia advice for family carers.

 

Membership of Professional Bodies

- Dementia Action Alliance

- Dignity in Care Network

- NAPA (the National Activities Provider Association

 

Type of Organisation

Support