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Carers Wales Launch New Listening Support Service

Carers Wales Launch New Listening Support Service

Carers Wales have launched a new emotional support service for unpaid carers to help combat isolation and the unrelenting toll of the pandemic. Research carried out by Carers Wales has found that unpaid carers across Wales have been left exhausted and socially...

Top 5 Dementia Apps On ORCHA

Top 5 Dementia Apps On ORCHA

With a wealth of information out there, it can be difficult to know where to find the most accurate and helpful advice to support you to live well. That’s why Home Instead have teamed up with ORCHA (the Organisation for the Review of Care and Health Applications) to...

Dementia Carer Virtual Drop-In

Dementia Carer Virtual Drop-In

The Carers Dementia Service provides personalised, ongoing support for carers of someone living with Dementia or awaiting a diagnosis for Dementia. Every Tuesday between 2pm and 3.30pm they hold meetings via Zoom. To take part all you need to do is contact them for...

Forum Meeting Minutes – 5th December 2018

Forum Meeting Minutes – 5th December 2018

Dementia Friendly Swansea Forum Meeting Minutes - 5th December 11am-1pm, Swansea Waterfront Museum Download Minutes in PDF format Attendees: Ben Ruddle* (DFS Chair), Wayne Dyer (DFS Treasurer), Keith Jeavors (Swansea Fundraising Group), Sue Coleman (ABMU HB), Dan...

AGM & Consultation Event – Give Us Your Ideas

AGM & Consultation Event – Give Us Your Ideas

The AGM is coming up on the 19th July at the Waterfront Museum in Swansea. This year, we will be sharing space with the 50+ Network. Both AGMs will be kept strictly to reports and officer nominations to a 45 minute max time cap. We will break for drinks, then get...

Swansea Bay TV News 6pm 28th March

Swansea Bay TV News 6pm 28th March

Dementia Friendly Swansea Chair Lesley Abbott has been interviewed today for a short piece to go out on Swansea Bay TV news this evening at 6pm. Lesley talks about the on-going work of the Dementia Friendly Swansea forum. Please could you share with your family,...

Open Morning Thursday 18th January

Open Morning Thursday 18th January

This month's Forum will be an Open Morning from 9.30am on the 18th January 2018 at the Swansea Waterfront Museum. Join us for a FREE cuppa and biscuit while finding out whats available for folks affected by dementia in the Swansea area. Open Morning from 9.30am 18th...

A Night to Remember Fundraising Concert

A Night to Remember Fundraising Concert

Following on from our highly successful celebration concert held in 2015 to mark Swansea achieving the Alzheimer's Society recognition process as a ‘Dementia Friendly City’, (the first in Wales to do so), we are proud to present a further special evening of musical...

Dementia Friendly Swansea Forum Open Morning

Dementia Friendly Swansea Forum Open Morning

Today, the Dementia Friendly Swansea Forum held an Open Morning at the National Waterfront Museum in Swansea Marina to mark Dementia Awareness week in the UK. The event's aim was to provide information on local services for people living with dementia and their carers...

Alzheimer’s Research UK Swansea Fundraising Group Launch

Alzheimer’s Research UK Swansea Fundraising Group Launch

Back in November 2016, a group of Swansea residents got together and set up the first fundraising group for Alzheimer's Research UK in South West Wales. Since then committee members Non Thomas, Linda Good, Zoe Morelli and Kate Townsend have been busy spreading the...

Ageing Well Event Swansea 2017

Ageing Well Event Swansea 2017

Ageing Well, an annual free event run by the City and Council of Swansea aimed at residents aged 50 plus, was held on Thursday 27th April at the Grand Theatre Studio in Swansea. Aging Well is the perfect opportunity to find out about different services in Swansea in...