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Health Charities

Macmillan Cancer

Macmillan Cancer Support
One in three of us will get cancer and it’s the toughest thing most of us will ever face. If you’ve been diagnosed with cancer, or a loved one has, you’ll want a team of people in your corner supporting you every step of the way. Macmillan provide practical, medical and financial support and push for better cancer care.

Marie Curie Cancer Care

Marie Curie Cancer Care is a UK charity dedicated to the care of people with terminal cancer and other illnesses. Over the financial year 2010/11, we reached a total of 31,799 patients

Youth Health Talk

YouthHealthTalk
Youthhealthtalk enables young people, their family and friends, and professionals such as doctors and teachers to understand young people's experiences of health, illness and life in general. The website feature real-life accounts of issues such as effect on work and education, social life and relationships, consulting health professionals and treatment.

Dementia Friendly Care

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All of our staff members have trained to be Dementia Friends and we have made adjustments and provided training to make our surgery friendly and caring towards patients with Dementia and their Families.

We can all do more to help people live well with Dementia. You can access Dementia Friends Training near you at this link

We have worked with Kirklees Dementia Action Alliance to develop and maintain an action plan to help us continue to monitor our service in this area and strive to make improvements where needed. Please find our action plan attached below in PDF format.

Dementia Action Alliance Membership Form & Action Plan May 2019

Age UK have a whole list of activities and resources for people living with Dementia and their families here 

Makin Space offers a range of support services and activities, including dementia support services. There are drop in dementia sessions available in Meltham and Moldgreen for those living with dementia, caring for someone with dementia, or if you are interested in finding out about dementia. Click on the link for details of service near you here.

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How to start a conversation with someone living with dementia
Dementia Action Week 2019 | Alzheimer's Society

We understand that it can be difficult to know what to say. But we’ve teamed up with people affected by dementia to give you the best tips for getting a conversation started:

‘Talk to me, smile, be a little patient and give me time to reply.’ 

'A simple ‘hello’, ask about the weather, anything that you feel comfortable with.’

'Just be yourself and yes, we will make mistakes but it’s ok to laugh along with us.’

'I love it when people ask me questions. It gives me an opportunity to show that people with dementia exist, that we can still contribute to things going on around us and that life goes on. It makes me feel good. It makes me feel like me again'

'Just don’t ask if I remember.’

'Don’t be afraid. All it takes is a conversation to see we’re still us.’

A child sees the person for who they are. This Dementia Action Week, watch what happens when kids interview people with dementia.

Dementia Action Week 2019 | Alzheimer's Society



 
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