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We have recently launched our new regular newsletter, keeping you up to date on events, training and exciting new products. If you would like to receive our future news as its released, please sign up to join our mailing list.

NEWS 

May 2024

Would you like to train to be a trainer?

 

We are adding to our Dementia Pathfinders team of Circle Dance Trainers and can offer training or a refresher course to persons with experience in Circle Dance. If you think this could be you and you would like to join our team of Associates, please contact us by email info@dementiapathfinders.org

 

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Mar 2024

Embrace the Season with Heartfelt

Spring Gift Ideas


 

Spring has finally sprung, and alongside the blossoming trees and warming weather, this means that Easter is fast approaching! So we wanted to wish our community a very happy Easter weekend! This festive occasion serves as a reminder to cherish the bonds we share with our loved ones amidst the challenges of dementia. We hope that you can find some time over the festive weekend to get together with loved ones and embrace the (hopefully) sunny springtime weather!

For those looking to add a touch of nature inspired charm to their homes this Spring, our seasonal decoration is the perfect choice.

 

Handcrafted with care by Big Mama Moon Beams, this ornament captures spring's essence and is a beautiful addition to any home decor.

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Feb 2024

Life Story Workshop Reflections  

Victoria Smith, Dementia Pathfinders, reflects on her own experience

of using our Life Story Book

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Thinking about how to start a Life Story Book for a loved one can feel overwhelming. The Life Story Book that we use in our Life Story workshops provides a helpful structure to organise the precious information we want to record, but even so, I felt confused when I started to put my husband's life story together. We can be tempted to follow the order of our lives and record the recognised milestones, but what if some of those “milestones” are more, or less, significant in someone's life? How do you create something that reflects the person not just a load of dates? The workshop makes the experience person centered because it gives you the tools and understanding of how to tailor it to suit the person rather than filling in a book about someones life. Read more....

NEWSLETTERS 

Nov 2023

Free online Art Classes with Nicola Corrigan

Six week online programme running from 21st February 2024

This online art class includes sessions on painting and drawing favourite and memorable objects, flowers and nature. We use photo prompts and share resources for inspiration.

 

People living with dementia and carers learn to use pencil and watercolour techniques to paint a favourite flower or a bunch of flowers. Learners also work with mixed media, creating collages of memorable and special places and share these on screen.

 

Nicola is an artist, who produces original paintings and designs for interiors. Styles range from contemporary and simplistic to more complex artworks.

Oct 2023

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Sept 2023

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Our partners, The Journal of Dementia Care are pleased to announce that the 17th UK Dementia Congress will be held at Aston University on 7th - 8th November 2023.

 

From 2006 onwards the UK Dementia Congress has been the largest annual multi-disciplinary dementia care focused event and exhibition in the UK, and we are very excited to be planning an in-person event again.

 

All proposals are in and the full programme will be available in September.

August 2023

July 2023

This month we enjoyed a wonderful day at the 13th National Dementia Care Awards. We are proud to have been selected as a finalist for the award for 'Best Inclusive Dementia Care in our Diverse Society', for our resource, Asian Colouring Book.

Jatinder is a mature artist who recently attained a BA(Hons) and an MA in illustration. Jatinder has fond memories of his short time in India and Africa before migrating to England. 

 

His knowledge of Asian culture has helped shape the project.

May 2023

During Dementia Action Week  some of the Dementia Pathfinders team attended the Kent Dementia Showcase at Detling Showground, organised by Dementia Action Alliance. A free informal event for people living with and caring for those with dementia, providing an opportunity to meet local professionals and find support services available.

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March 2023

A new Meeting Centre has opened in Tipton, West Midlands, run by one of our partner organisations Agewell and as part of the Thinking Differently about Dementia funded by the National Lottery Community Fund. Read more about Meeting Centres here.

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October 2022

As a proud partner of The Journal of Dementia Care, we offer our huge congratulations to all the winners at the 12th National Dementia Care Awards

September 2022

'Congratulations to Level 3 learner, Claire Williams'

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Claire successfully completed the Level 3 OCNLR Award in 'Awareness of Dementia' earlier this year. Claire works for Agewell as part of a team delivering the project 'Thinking Differently About Dementia'. As a Dementia Wellbeing Adviser, Claire is involved with the new 'Meeting Centre' for Sandwell and providing virtual activities for people living with dementia and their carers. 

"The course was very good, very in-depth and informative. Overall I enjoyed the course and I learnt a lot."

~ Claire Williams ~

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