Diagnosed…? What next? FOLLOW 1, 2, 3, ...

CLICK ON ANYTHING BELOW TO GET CONNECTED WITH SOMEONE SHARING YOUR JOURNEY WITH DEMENTIA…!

“DEMENTIA STUDY, SHOULD WE BE INVOLVED...? 

STEP 1, WATCH THE YOU-TUBE VIDEO BY SAMUAL L JACKSON... ITS AN EYE-OPENER FOR SURE!

STEP 2, CLICK BELOW FOR NATIONAL HELP AND ADVICE...

ALZHEIMERS UK SOCIETY

If you need dementia support, we're here for you. We know dementia affects everyone differently.  So whether you, a loved one, a friend or neighbour is affected by dementia, we're here to support you. 

DEMENTIA UK FRIENDS

Alzheimer’s Society’s Dementia Friends programme is the biggest ever initiative to change people’s perceptions of dementia. It aims to transform the way the nation thinks, acts and talks about the condition 

NHS HELP WITH DEMENTIA

This is a National Help Base but with a local leaning to North Somerset and Bristol

STEP 3, FOR MORE LOCAL HELP...

POST COVID PANDEMIC EVENTS FOR 2022...

HERE ARE SOME LOCAL DEMENTIA ORIENTATED PLACES AND EVENTS COMING UP.....

CHRISTCHURCH CLEVEDON

INFO HERE ON FORTHCOMING EVENTS ASSOCIATED WITH THE CHRISTCHURCH MEMORY GARDEN AND CAFE - MEETINGS, ETC.

https://www.christchurch-clevedon.org.uk/news/

KUBIAK DEMENTIA FOUNDATION

SAVE THE DATE; SATURDAY 15TH OCTOBER 2022

AUTUMN FAMILY DAY OUT EVENT

PENNY BROHN, PILL

LINK BELOW IS TO THE LAST EVENT…

https://www.kubiakdementiafoundation.co.uk/events/kdf-summer-event-sat-18th-june-2022/

THE BARN NAILSEA

UPCOMING INVITATIONS AND CONTACT DETAILS OF NEXT MEMORY DEMENTIA MEETINGS ETC.. HOW TO GET ON THE WAITING LIST ETC.

https://nailseatithebarn.co.uk/memories-at-the-barn

ALIVE IS A CHARITY DEDICATED TO IMPROVING THE QUALITY OF LIFE OF OLDER PEOPLE AND THEIR CARERS. 
Let’s talk about dementia...
Despite the recent advances in how we approach dementia and increased awareness of the condition, dementia remains fairly misunderstood among members of the public.

A BIT OF HISTORY

Why me.....??

Part of my story, or journey, is much the same as any other human’s I guess... BUT, that ‘Planned’ story was interupted when an Angel whispers a single word into my ear.. “Dementia"

Yes I have a Faith, its my Faith and maybe not yours, but it’s something powerful in my thinking and has guided me to this…

A Prayer for Dementia by John Pops...

A PRAYER FOR DEMENTIA...

Before I was me, You Loved me.

…And as soon as I was born, You continued Loving me even when I didn’t know how to walk with You, talk with You or Love You back.

I didn’t know Your name, but You knew me.

I didn’t know how to eat or go to the toilet, get dressed or say ‘Thank You’ to anyone who helped me do any of these things, after all, I was just a baby.

People picked me up, talked to me knowing I wouldn’t understand, they fed me without a word of acknowledgment in return, and they sang songs and read stories of the most wonderful things ever, because I was a baby.

They kept on talking to me, hoping that eventually, one day I WOULD understand what they were saying and answer them back, but of course being only a baby how could I?

They cared for me and helped me through tough times whenever I was ill or upset, giving me the medicines that I needed, and the foods to sustain me and help me grow, because I was just a child. They changed my clothes for me and laid me down to sleep in my bed at night, and if I woke up hungry or scared in the dark, they comforted me and settled me back down. You were there with me, standing over my bed and smiling.

Life happened… and during that life, despite some of the stuff I did, You hung around with me and I learned to walk with You, to talk with You, and I accepted You fully as my Guide.

One day I learnt Your name.

Then… You sent an Angel to me, who whispered into my ear a single word…

“Dementia!”

So, here I am, two thirds of a century later and still You sit with me, still You teach me and still You show me Your warmth and Your light and You persistently and without asking stand with me to nourish and re-nourish my Heart every day.

When I forget how to eat or go to the toilet, when I forget how to dress or say ‘Thank You’ to anyone who helps me do any of these things, and when people help me up, talk and keep talking to me even knowing I WONT understand, feed me and clean me without a word of acknowledgment in return, and sing songs and read stories of the most wonderful things ever, care for me and help me through tough times whenever I am ill or upset, giving me the medicines I need, and the foods to sustain me, change my clothes for me and lay me down to sleep in my bed at night, and if I wake up hungry or scared in the dark, comfort me and settle me back down,

…When I forget ALL these things…

then I will know… You are with me still, standing over me and smiling.

Bless all who walk with Dementia and Bless all who walk with YOU LORD!

... A VISIT TO A HOSPITAL REVEALS SOMETHING QUITE UNEXPECTED!

So, I had a recent visit to a hospital for a small hernia procedure, painful? YES, worth it? YES! What else I gained from this was the fact there are actual Angels here on Earth; and they know who they are. Those special people who see you not with their eyes, but with their Hearts!

CLICK ON MR SLOOP TO READ JOHNS’ CHILDREN’S
 BED-TIME STORIES…

CONTACT DETAILS OF LOCAL HELP REFERENCED ON THIS SITE...

CHRISTCHURCH CLEVEDON

ChristChurch Clevedon, Chapel Hill, Clevedon BS21 7LL

Tel: 01275 871483

Office Availability Mon - Fri

https://www.christchurch-clevedon.org.uk

Email  Use Form on Website
 

NAILSEA TITHE BARN

Church Lane, Nailsea, North Somerset, England BS48 4NG

Karen   07790 344559

Website  https://nailseatithebarn.co.uk/memories-at-the-barn

Email   tbarnmemories@gmail.com