Isolation Resources – July

It’s our 7th Birthday next week! We’re delighted that storyteller Michael Loader is hosting an interactive Birthday celebration session on Friday 10th July at 2pm. All welcome. If you would like to join Michael please let us know by email (office@bdaa.org.uk) and we will send you the Zoom details. We’ve decided to wait until our […]

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Birthday celebrations!

It was on the 9th July 2013 that a public meeting was held at Westbury Baptist Church asking the question “Is Bristol a Dementia Friendly City”? As a result of that meeting, BDAA was launched. Since the launch, Westbury Baptist Church has provided tremendous support to the charity and also the joint run Happy Days […]

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Isolation Resources – June 2020

There’s still time to book a free place on our free Caring in Lockdown event. Further information or to book your place on 24th June or 1st July here. Our Happy Days Memory Café now offers a teleconference reminiscence call every Friday 2-3pm. This is great as people living with Dementia and their carers can […]

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Caring in Lockdown

There can be no doubt that lockdown has been challenging for everyone – but for those caring for someone living with dementia it has been incredibly tough. Caring in Lockdown is an hour long webinar to support carers, help them connect with others in the same situation, provide a few ideas for activity and also […]

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Isolation Resources – May 2020

Firstly, thank you again to everyone who has so generously supported Tony’s head shave. If you’ve received a letter from the government stating that you are an extremely vulnerable person, please go to the gov website and register. You will need your NHS number if possible. We’ve heard that you will then be contacted by […]

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BDAA during covid-19

We have obviously postponed a lot of our plans but they are simply postponed until they can start up again. For now, we’re working hard catching up on all those things we never had time for! We’re also offering our work online and sharing as many resources as we can. BDAA is an educational charity. […]

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BDAA’s Chair speaks to Metro about dementia during COVID-19

BDAA’s Chair, Tony Hall appears in Metro’s latest feature looking at how the coronavirus pandemic is affecting people with dementia and the relatives who care for them. You can find a link to the full article here where Tony shares his and Barbara’s story along with his thoughts on how dementia suffers can get through […]

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Isolation Resources – April 2020

This has clear information about coronavirus: https://inclusionnorth.org/coronavirus-easy-read-information/ Lots of great resources here: https://www.dementiavoices.org.uk/latest-news/ Please view this fraud crime prevention video from our Senior Citizen Liaison Team. Please share with to anyone you feel will benefit from the knowledge and safety information provided. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9IImntGvp84&feature=youtu.be Alzheimer’s Society has also written about scams: https://www.alzheimers.org.uk/blog/coronavirus-covid-19-scams-people-affected-dementia?dm_i=5PV4,ZYQ,B2JS0,3HZP,1 This is a helpful […]

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Isolation Resources

We thought it might be helpful to put together a list of resources: If you can, please support the North Somerset Dementia Friends 3000 Challenge April 3-5th. It is now an online challenge – people are asked to join an online Dementia Friends session at: https://www.dementiafriends.org.uk/register-digital-friend and then let them know on the Facebook page: […]

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