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“It’s made me more aware that I am not the only person caring for a loved one.”

Rosalyn is a full-time carer for her 63-year-old husband Barry who is living with early onset dementia. In the early days, Barry was a professional speedway driver who rode for the Peterborough Panthers and that is where the couple first met. They are celebrating their 40th wedding anniversary this year. Rosalyn’s caring role Rosalyn describes her […]

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Do you care for a family member or friend living with dementia?

The Alzheimer’s Society in Peterborough has a range of activities and information sessions for people caring for a family member or friend living with dementia. There are also weekly activities for the person living with dementia, such as singing, crafts and exercise sessions. The information and support sessions for carers take place at the Dementia […]

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Are you looking after someone with delirium?

We know caring for someone diagnosed with delirium can be especially difficult as it happens so quickly, you may feel worried, and the support they need from you may change a lot while they have delirium. Having the right support makes all the difference. Whether you are a carer for someone with delirium living at […]

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Are you involved in caring for someone with dementia?

Are you involved in caring for someone with dementia? NHS East of England Clinical Network mental health team and TIDE (together in dementia every day) are inviting you to a webinar on Purposeful Activity. The Family and Friends Dementia Carers webinar: Purposeful Activity is led by carers and former carers, it will give you the […]

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Activities for people with dementia

Alzheimer’s Society in Peterborough has a range of activities for people with dementia and their carers. The activities, such as singing for the brain, arts and crafts and peer support groups, are held Monday to Friday at different locations across the city. Download information on the activity sessions for December [PDF, 227kb]    

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Join Sing! together for weekly singing and music-making sessions

Sing! together welcome people living with dementia, memory loss and their carers, to join them for a weekly singing and music-making session. No experience is needed to take part in the friendly sessions which take place Monday mornings at the Ely Beet Club in Ely. Please contact Kathryn, director, All in Sound, for further information on […]

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This is me leaflet for people with dementia, delirium or other communication difficulties

A person who has dementia, delirium or other communication difficulties can find changes, like moving to an unfamiliar place or meeting new people who contribute to their care, unsettling or distressing. The ‘This is me’ leaflet can help to reduce this distress. It helps health and social care professionals build a better understanding of who […]

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Online training for carers of someone living with dementia

Dementia Adventure have free online training specifically for carers of someone living with dementia available. There are three topics: Thinking differently about dementia (2 hours) This is the initial core training. It includes: Understanding dementia and the common symptoms How dementia affects the senses, communication and behaviour The importance of continuing to ‘see’ the person […]

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