Isolation Resources – June 2021

It was great to see so many people on our recent Bristol Dementia Charities Network webinar: Keeping Active with Dementia. Our next BDCN webinar is How You Can Reduce Your Risk of Dementia on 7th July 2pm-3pm.Dr Sebastian Green will run through what you can do to reduce your risk of a dementia diagnosis. Research has shown dementia risk […]

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Isolation Resources – May 2021

We’ve had a great Dementia Action Week – we’ve run several Dementia Awareness sessions including to 183 Brownies – everyone was very engaged and drew some great brain pictures. We also ran sessions for Cabot Circus. We’ve had our latest Young Onset Dementia working group meeting – great plans that are moving ahead. Please sign Alzheimer’s […]

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Isolation Resources – April 2021

We have some webinar collaborations coming up over the next few months: Book your free space for 22nd April 10.30-12.00 when we will be co-hosting a Safety in the Home and Falls webinar with We Care Home Improvements. Please share this poster and Eventbrite link:  https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/safety-in-the-home-and-preventing-falls-tickets-148655782447 We are co-hosting the next Dementia Friendly Churches’ webinar – Love & Loss, exploring questions around […]

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Safety in the Home and Preventing Falls

Having a fall can be a frightening and shocking experience. Whether the fall takes place indoors or outdoors, at home or away, it can make a person feel vulnerable. This is especially true for an older person and if this leads to a fear of falling, it can have a big impact on their quality […]

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Love & Loss webinar

About this Event All of us will have experienced loss in our lives, in some way or another. In many of these instances our grief will be profound because the loss has related to a person we love. Perhaps this is part of the cost of loving another person? As Tennyson once said: “’Tis better […]

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Isolation Resources – March 2021

Thanks to We Care Home Improvements for their latest newsletter. Some good Dementia Support Groups listed here. This BRACE event sounds good – online art workshops with Sarah Boden. The Cinnamon Trust is a charity for elderly and terminally ill people and their pets; they help people look after their pets when they can no longer do that themselves. This can […]

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Isolation Resources – February

We are delighted to hear that Avon and Somerset Police are now offering the dementia wristbands as they cover a greater area than Avon Fire. You can read more about the wristbands on our website: https://www.bdaa.org.uk/free-resources/dementia-wristbands/ and, if you live in the Avon Fire & Rescue area you can request one from them. If you live in […]

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Isolation Resources – January

Please see this important email from Age UK Bristol. This image explains about some of the scams to watch out for at the moment. This BBC article explains more. We are delighted to be part of a virtual Blue Monday on 18th January. All details here. Participants needed for Walking in Retirement Study It’s the Census on 21st March 2021 – it’s […]

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Isolation Resources – December

On behalf of all of us at BDAA I would like to wish you an early Happy Christmas. It’s been a tough year for many of us and the heart-warming stories and updates we’re received have helped us all so much. Thank you so much for your ongoing support of our work. We had a […]

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Isolation Resources – November

It’s Happy Days Memory Cafe’s 5th birthday on 6th November. Normally we’d celebrate in person with cake but this year it’s online but there’s still cake! Helen from RWA has kindly created an activity for everyone to do at home this week. We’ll also be sharing some photos of the past five years on our Facebook page […]

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