In last week's Herald alone, there were the following:
Mark's legacy lives onFriday, September 6 , 2013
Herald backs campaign for dementia-friendly town.
A CAMPAIGN to turn Sidmouth into one of East Devon's first 'dementia-friendly' towns - and fulfull the dying wish of the man who stated the project - has been launched.
September is World Alzheimer's Month - and the Herald is backing a drive to ourge ownerrs of shope, pubs, soial clubs, restaurants and all 'customer-facing' facilities to sign up.
The scheme was started by the late Mark Willliams, who tirelessly for better mental health provision for the elderly.
Donkey does wonders for dementia sufferersFriday, September 6 , 2013
A donkey called Willow became a 'silent therapist' last week at the Sid Valley Memory Cafe.
He was led into Twyford House to meet members.
Willow's visit from the Donkey Sanctuary was part of a programme of activities run by the cafe to help stimulate and arrest memory loss.
A truly memorable websiteFriday, September 6 , 2013
Dementia sufferers have turned their memories into a record of local history through a brand new website.
The Sid Valley Memory Cafe's Moments in Time initiative was one of the first in the UK to receive Heritage Lottery Fund 'All Our Stories' funding - and the bid has come to fruition.
Visit: Old Sidmouth | sidmouthmemories
Streetlife | New information page | Page 1
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Here are some of the issues, campaigns and stories from the last couple of years:
Sidmouth set for 'memory cafe' dementia boostSidmouth set for 'memory cafe' dementia boost - News - Sidmouth Herald
Sidmouth dementia figures set to rise
Friday, August 19, 2011
Sid Valley Memory Cafe says dementia numbers set to rise to “staggering proportions”
Mental Health and Learning Disabilities
Applying the nationally accepted prevalence rates for Dementia to the population in Sidmouth shows that there are an estimated 551 people in the area with Dementia. This gives an overall prevalence rate in the 65 and over population of 8.84%.
www.infopoint.devonpct.nhs.uk/InfoPointLibrary/Public_Health_Commissioning/JSNA Sidmouth Profile 2009.pdf
Sidmouth dementia carers have group support
Monday, September 5, 2011
East Devon Altzheimer’s Group runs monthly carers’ meetings in Sidmouth and Honiton
Dementia report out soon says Sidmouth chairmanSaturday, February 4, 2012
Older peoples working group to report soon on needs of dementia suffers in Sid Valley
Dementia report out soon says Sidmouth chairman - News - Sidmouth Herald
SIDMOUTH IMPLEMENTATION GROUP FOR OLDER PEOPLE
WITH MENTAL HEALTH NEEDS
At the November Council meeting it was resolved that Mark Williams would meet
with the Chairman, Vice Chairman, Councillor Mrs. Christine Drew and the Town
Clerk to formulate appropriate wording to demonstrate the Town Council’s support
to the Implementation Group.
That Sidmouth Town Council endorses the formation by the Sidmouth OPMH
Implementation Group a Sidmouth dementia action group with the proviso that
its proposals for a dementia friendly community are accepted by the government
sponsored Dementia Action Alliance.
www.sidmouth.gov.uk/PDFs/STC Minutes 2012/Mins-STC-031212.pdf
Dementia Action Alliance
New memory clinic at Sidmouth’s Stowford Lodge
Friday, March 9, 2012
Meeting the challenge of dementia care in Sidmouth
Saturday, March 17, 2012
Uplifting news brought campaigner comfort on his death bed.
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Award for Ottery dementia serviceFriday, June 21, 2013
AN Ottery dementia service has been showcased as a model of best practice at a national awards ceremony in Manchester.
The Rowan and Linden centres were among only eight winners of an Innovation and Best Practice in Community Hospitals Award.
Award for Ottery dementia service - News - Sidmouth Herald
MP opens new garden in Tipton St John
Tuesday, August 20, 2013
A RESIDENTIAL home in Tipton St John welcomed East Devon MP Hugo Swire to officially open their new sensory garden.
The ribbon cutting took place at the Angela Court annual fete, which raised £500 for the home and dementia charity BRACE.
See also: Futures Forum: Jobs and services: caring for the elderly