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  1. Read our advice on wearing a face mask for people living with Dementia

    What is the current guidance? Face coverings are currently compulsory on public transport, in NHS facilities, inside shops and supermarkets in England, from 24th July. Some people with dementia may not like wearing a face covering, or understand why they should wear one. These rules do not apply to a person with...
  2. During these difficult days of social distancing, Dementia Products can help promote daily living skills.

    We all know we feel better when we’ve had a good laugh, joined in an interesting conversation, shared ideas, opinions or stories; whether it’s listening to a funny joke or silly mishap, recalling a television programme or hearing about a special event, celebration or interesting journey. For people living with...
  3. Halloween with care

    Not everyone can imagine how a knock at the door can be intimidating or stressful for an elderly person who may be cautious of strangers or unexpected visitors... so we have put together some top tips to consider this Halloween. Top Tips for welcoming trick or treaters Keep visitors outside –...
  4. Age Concern Dementia Services reopen communal garden at Charnely Fold

    Charnley Folds, environment is light and spacious; it incorporates a garden area and purpose built facilities designed specifically for people with dementia. Back in June 2018, Age Concern’s information and advice team applied for funding to give the communal garden area a much-needed makeover, work then swiftly began in September...
  5. How dementia has taken away my husband...

    First Published in the Lancashire Post July 2019 He’s half the man he was, and I feel as if I’m exactly the same. I feel I’ve lost half of me too.” Barry and Norma Kirby from Ribbleton, should be living out their retirement dream of travelling the country in a...
  6. Withy Trees Dementia Day Support Centre ...

    Published in the Lancashire Post June 2019 Day centres for older people and people with dementia are available in each district of Lancashire. The Withy Trees Day Centre in Preston, run by Age Concern, is a lifeline for Norma Kirby, who is able to carry out everyday tasks while husband...

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