Singing for the Brain
Mondays 10.30am – 12 noon at Langley Hall, Holy Trinity Church, Bracknell, RG12 1HD. From 9th Jan – 3rd April; Closed 20th Feb
Dementia / Memory Cafes
Every 2nd Friday of the month from 10.30am – 12pm (except April) at Coopers Hill Community Centre, Bagshot Road, Bracknell, RG12 7QS. Please contact Geraldine on 0771 3390 714 for details
Dementia Friends gives people an understanding of dementia and the small things you can do that make a difference. See below for Dementia Friends sessions being held locally during 2016.
To book visit www.dementiafriends.org.uk
Information and Support
Alzheimer's Society Dementia Support Workers are available to provide information, support and guidance to people affected by dementia. For more information, please call 01628 626331 or call their National Dementia Helpline 0300 222 11 22.
Bracknell Forest Council
Bracknell Forest Council has lots of information relating to dementia. Including, dementia advisory service, information about local support groups and more.
Memory Box App!
A memory aid and a conversation inspiration to support relatives and caregivers of those living with dementia for Iphone and Android.
Young People with Dementia (YPWD)
YPWD (Berkshire) was set up in 2012 with the aim to provide a range of support and ancillary services to younger people with dementia (those diagnosed below the age of 65), and to their families and carers. See Workshop Brochure below for details.
Assistance For Vulnerable Missing People - Herbert Protocol
A new tool to help find missing people with dementia in partnership with search and rescue teams is being used across the Thames Valley.
The Herbert Protocol is a form to record key information about a person with dementia. This should be completed by carers or family members in case they go missing.
Memory problems are one of a number of symptoms that people with dementia may experience, this can lead to feelings of confusion, fear and vulnerability and consequently can result in a person going missing.
Adopting the Herbert Protocol will help to ensure that the police and partner agencies, including the volunteer search and rescue teams, have the best possible information should someone with dementia go missing and a search needs to be conducted to find them.
It will help avoid any unnecessary delays as the right information is immediately available. The form may include if the person is on medication, favourite places they like to visit or key people they know.
Det Supt Nick John, Head of Protecting Vulnerable People, said: “The Herbert Protocol seeks to reduce the harm suffered by people living with dementia who go ‘missing’ by ensuring that the information needed is readily available to help inform the risk assessment and the search by the police and partner agencies, including the volunteer search and rescue teams. I would strongly urge carers, whether family members, private carers, or care home staff, to adopt the protocol by completing the Herbert Protocol form in advance.”