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Dementia friendly lymington Update

2 AUGUST 2017

  • Lymington Dementia Action Group will be at the Rotary Club of Lymington Summer Spectacular in Woodside Park on Sunday 6 August, with an information stand providing helpful advice, guidance and “signposting” for anybody who has any concerns at all about dementia.  This will be particularly useful if you are or know somebody with possible early stage dementia.  The New Forest Dementia Art group will be proudly displaying some of its art – five artists won awards at the recent New Forest Show!
  • This week’s DEMENTIA SUPPORT GROUP MONTHLY COFFEE MORNING at the Coates Centre was  extremely well attended and is beginning to provide a really positive place where people with dementia can take part in fun activities and their carers can meet and chat, including sharing their particular needs and concerns with others with similar issues.   First Tuesday of every month - do come along to the September meeting if you can . 

News and Links

  • Dementia is a  "Glorious Opportunity" - uplifting words and advice for all from Dr Jennifer Bute who herself has Alzheimers 

 


Worried about dementia?

Dementia is not a normal part of ageing and is not confined to the elderly. The term dementia describes a set of symptoms that occur when the brain is damaged by certain diseases, such as Alzhimers or a series or small strokes. Find out more about dementia.

Dementia friendly events

Dementia friendly organisations

Lymington Dementia Action Group

The Lymington Dementia Action Group (LDAG) is a group of volunteers based in and near Lymington. It was formed initially as part of a national initiative to encourage communities to recognise that the increasing number of people living with dementia and their carers need our understanding and support. Learn more about LDAG.

Dementia friendly Lymington

Events organised in Lymington and surrounding areas by LDAG and other local organisations, including music events, sports events, tea dances and Dementia Friends meetings. Find out what's on in our Events Calendar.

A number of shops, places and organisations in Lymington are now 'dementia friendly' - for details, see Dementia friendly Lymington

Find dementia help and support

If you’re worried about possible dementia symptoms, or if a loved one has been diagnosed with dementia and you need support or information about local facilities available, click here.

Whatever your needs or concerns about dementia, Lymington Dementia Action Group will try to point you in the right direction to get more information, advice or support. The team would also be interested in hearing your comments, suggestions or experiences related to dementia services and facilities in the area. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


news of recent events 

Quiz boosts Dementia Action

Team members from five New Forest care homes went into battle for a ‘fiercely competitive but fun’ quiz in aid of the Lymington Dementia Action Group. Read more.

Tea Dance Delight

On Saturday 6th May 2017, people in our local community living with dementia, together with their families and carers, attended Lymington Dementia Action Groups 4th Tea Dance. Held at the Lymington Centre from 2-4pm, guests enjoyed tea and cakes supplied by Colten Care, on vintage bone china which had been supplied very generously by Jane Rowlatt. The fabulous entertainment, which got everybody singing and dancing, was provided by Retro Rita, who sang a selection of songs from the 40's and 50's. The event was attended by over 62 people and thanks also goes to members of the Lymington Lions Club for their continued help and support on the day.

LDAG trip to Exbury Gardens

Lymington Dementia Action Group organised an outing to Exbury Gardens in June, with picnic and train rides on the steam railway. It was a great success and more trips like this are planned. 

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