Every Wednesday Afternoon, 1.30pm – 2.30pm: ‘Singing for the Brain’ for people with dementia and their families. Go along for an informal singing session – no experience needed! Stay for coffee and a chat at the end. St Alban’s Church Hall, Swinton Street, Splott. £2.50 per person.
Alternate Mondays, 11am – 1pm: Life story sessions – for more information, contact Karen Edwards – 029 2043 4964. Pentrebane Community Centre, Beachley Drive CF5 3SG.
Tuesday 9 June, 7-9pm: Carers Group – specifically for all those in a caring role. Support for the cared for can be arranged at the day centre. Please ring in advance to organise this. Oldwell Court, Ty Gwyn Road, Penylan CF23 5DA.
Monday 15 June, 11am – 1pm: Dementia Café: an opportunity for any one affected by dementia to get together for mutual support and companionship. Pentrebane Community Centre, Beachley Drive, Cardiff CF5 3SG.
Tuesday 16 June, 11am – 12.30pm: Carers Group – specifically for those caring for someone under the age of 65. SandMartin Pub, Leckwith CF11 8WD.
Tuesday 16 June, 6.30pm: Film Club – open to those with dementia and their families. Venue: Oldwell Court, Oldwell Court, Ty Gwyn Road, Penylan. For information on film to be shown, please call Oldwell Court on 029 2043 4960.
Carers Information and Support Programme (CrISP)
Alzheimer’s Society Cardiff and the Vale offers courses for family carers to learn more about dementia in a supportive and friendly atmosphere. They run over 4 weeks on Wednesday mornings. There will be a course running in the Vale during June/July. If you know of any carers that may be interested or would like more information, please ring Matt Quinn on (029) 2043 4969.
The Watch My Needs Project
This is a new and innovative project funded by the Big Lottery through ACE Cardiff. Its aim is to give people recently diagnosed with dementia and their families the opportunity to learn some Makaton, a language that involves not only speech but also signs and symbols. It is an opportunity to meet others in a similar situation and make new friends during the fun and informative sessions.