Tag Archives: Dementia

More support for creative dementia projects

More creative and imaginative grass roots dementia support is being helped by grants from Somerset County Council. The authority is looking to invest more than half a million pounds to kick-start and extend projects and groups that run day-time activities for people with dementia and provide respite for their unpaid carers. Two new projects – […]

Doing dementia support differently

Creative, community-based dementia support is being expanded across Somerset with the help of grants from Somerset County Council. Over the six years the authority is looking to invest more than half a million pounds to kick-start and extend projects and groups that run day-time activities for people dementia and provide respite for their unpaid carers. […]

Somerset Dementia Collection expands

A popular collection of books which focus on dementia is expanding to appear in a further five libraries across Somerset. Launching during Dementia Awareness Week (14th to 20th May), the increased collection makes the books and the accompanying ‘Books on Prescription for Dementia’ series even more accessible to Somerset residents. There will now be ten […]

Taking a stand to confront dementia

Somerset County Council is encouraging people worried about dementia to get better informed about the condition during Dementia Awareness Week (15-21st May 2016). Dementia mainly affects people over the age of 65 (one in 14 people in this age group have dementia) and the likelihood of developing dementia increases significantly with age. However, it is […]

Improving mental health and dementia services in Somerset

Key organisations have been discussing how to ensure Somerset’s mental health and dementia services are fit for the future. Over 40 people from a wide variety of different organisations, such as community based support and residential support, attended a meeting earlier this month. Cllr William Wallace, Cabinet Member for Adults Services at Somerset County Council, […]

‘Books on Prescription for dementia’ to launch at Somerset libraries

People with dementia, and anyone affected by the condition, can dip into a new collection of books being launched at Taunton Library on 26 March 2015. The 25 new titles in the ‘Reading Well: Books on Prescription for dementia’ collection have all been recommended by health experts and tested by people with experience of dementia. […]