Tuesday, 25 May 2021

Activities and support for those affected by dementia in West Northumberland

Last week was Dementia Action Week, an event which encourages us all to come together to take action to improve the lives of those affected by dementia. 

As part of the event, organisations across West Northumberland have come together to create this year's information booklet of activities and support available to older people affected by dementia in the area. From telephone friendship lines and community cafes to singing and chess clubs, the booklet list a huge variety of activities focusing on both physical and mental wellbeing.

Although some of the groups listed in the booklet are not yet able to meet face-to-face due to the pandemic, many are still continuing to provide support through other means, be that online or over the phone.

Cllr Veronica Jones, Cabinet Member for Adult Wellbeing, welcomed the booklet, saying "After a really difficult year, the physical and mental health of older people affected by dementia is more important than ever."

This is an incredibly detailed booklet, which showcases just how many brilliant organisations and groups are working hard to support those affected by dementia in West Northumberland. Please do share this booklet with anyone who might find it useful.