Independent Alzheimer's and Dementia Support Groups
This page has information on independent groups that operate throughout the UK.
The information contained herein is provided as supplied by the group and REPoD takes no responsability for its content nor to any content seen by following links from this site.
We hope to be continually adding groups to this page so bookmark and check back regularly.
ACE(Active Community Engagement) - Rhyl
The award winning ACE club: ACTIVE COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT for younger people living with dementia pioneered in 2002 by mental health nurse Vivienne Davies-Quarrell celebrates its tenth anniversary this year. The ACE club is a voluntary group consisting of younger people living with dementia and their families and supporters. It is unfunded and relies on its own fundraising to provide a range of activities.
Very active in raising awareness locally and nationally - we are developing an ACE connect network of younger people across Wales and beyond who would benefit from the ACE approach - Autonomy, Confidence, Empowerment and are looking to support others in developing ACE clubs.
The club meets at the Botanical Gardens Cafe in Rhyl on most alternate Tuesdays and also arrange trips and activities.
Contact: Vivienne Davies-Quarrell
Web site: The Aceclub
Email: Vivienne Davies-Quarrell
Action on Dementia Sunderland
Our purpose is to provide support to people, within the City, who have dementia and also to their families and friends. We also work to promote their interests. As an independent, local group, we can guarantee that all funds raised and donations received will be used towards those ends.
We currently operate two Memory Cafés (each held monthly) based on the REPoD model. A third one is soon to be established. We have also been actively engaged in a number of events to raise public awareness of dementia.
Web site: actionondementiasunderland.co.uk
Barnsley Independent Alzheimer's and Dementia Support (BIADS)
Registered charity number: 1140201
Company limited by guarantee: 7362470
Manager - Linda Pattison
c/o Barnsley Community Build
187 Sheffield Road
Telephone: 01226 280057
Web site: www.biads.org.uk
Winner of BMBC's Service Excellence Awards 2011 for Best Voluntary Service Provision
Windsor Dementia Support
We are a small group of volunteers and are currently well advanced in discussions with Winchester Rotary about starting a jointly run monthly reminiscence group for people with dementia and their carers. In addition we run our own monthly 'music time' and tea party events, as well as undertaking some home visiting to provide information and support.
Contact: Alan Fowler
Email: Alan Fowler
Dementia Friendly Communities
Various bodies, both government and others are promoting the setting up of dementia friendly communities. To see what's involved and how you can be part of it, go to our dementia friendly communities page. You can also read this PDF document (1.5MB)
Service Above Self
It is with much pleasure that we announce that the Chair of REPoD, Dr. Geri Parlby, has been awarded the 'Rotary International Service above Self Award' for her outstanding contributions to the REPoD effort over the 6 years since its inception. We feel that all who know her will feel that this award was well deserved.
Hands across the water
The REPoD message is spreading and not just within the UK. Read this email extract from a couple in Washington DC.
Funding dementia research
The government has announced an increase into funding dementia research. Dementia research funding set to rise to £66m by 2015. - BBC News web site
Looking for a break / holiday for someone you care for or yourself - then take a look at this web site.
RIBI Conference 2011 - Speech
This is a PDF transcript of the speech given by Geri Parlby about dementia and REPoD's activities at the RIBI Conference in Dublin.
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