Dementia Friendly Guilsfield is working towards raising awareness of the needs of people with dementia and their carers living in our community. We hold a Forget-me-not Community Café in the Old School every month with lovely cakes – come along and chat, everyone welcome. Soon there will be memory boxes for people to talk about at the Café and to borrow.
Lunch Club, Mothers’ Union and Spotlight have completed the one-hour Dementia Friends session to raise awareness in their organisations, and there have been sessions for interested individuals as well. If you would like to know more about these sessions, please get in touch. We are hoping to reach most village clubs, organisations and businesses and the first Dementia Friends session for the Derwen took place in February.
Seven Small Actions. One Big Difference
From the Alzheimer’s Society, there are seven actions that came up most often in their research among people affected by dementia. They are simple actions we can all take in our everyday lives which, while they might seem small, will have a big impact. See Actions Speak Louder than Words.
The Dementia-Friendly Guilsfield ‘Forget-Me-Not’ Café will be held monthly on a Friday 2:00 – 4:00pm in the Old School. Why not come along and have a cup of coffee or tea and piece of cake and enjoy a chat with friends. The next one is on Friday 29th June.
First Café of 2018
The first ‘Forget-Me- Not Café of 2018 was held on Friday 26th January. The company and chocolate cake was enjoyed by friends of all ages and someone even ran 17 miles to join us. The first of the memory boxes: ‘School Days’ was on display but more suitable items are still required to complete this; we plan to develop more of these on different subjects over the coming months. These will be available to borrow.
Monthly Café on 22nd December
Dementia Friendly Guilsfield held their monthly cafe in the afternoon on Friday 22nd December. As well as enjoying coffee, tea and mince pies, the customers also had great fun singing a selection of traditional Christmas Carols. Not only were they then treated to a visit by Father Christmas who pulled up outside on his sleigh drawn by Rudolph on an old grey Fergy tractor but also received a little gift of a small bag containing traditional stocking presents of a satsuma, liquorice catherine wheel and a sugar mouse.
North and Mid Powys Newsletter
Also see DFC Newsletter6 North and Mid Powys for further information on Dementia Friendly events in North and Mid Powys. For more information from the Alzheimer’s Society visit their website at www.alzheimers.org.uk.