Hannah Davies is the project lead of Dementia Hwb. Hannah was a carer for her mother who was diagnosed with dementia. From her experiences and drive to help others in similar situations, Hannah created Dementia Friendly Swansea back in 2013 which then led to the Dementia Hwb project opening in January 2022. The full story has been published on Wales Online, words below by Katie Hoggan.
When her mother was diagnosed with dementia, Hannah Davies felt totally alone. Now she is helping other carers and loved ones get the support they need through the Dementia Hwb in Swansea
“It’s the guilt, at no point can you relax. My mobile phone was on 24 hours a day. There was no switch off. This isn’t, I’m doing this job for eight hours and then I can go home. Each time you walk through the door you’ve got no idea what catastrophe you’re walking into.”
These are the words of Hannah Davies, 47, who lost her mum, Daphne Green, to dementia ten years after they first got the diagnosis. At the time, she said she felt totally alone without the guidance she needed on what help was out there for carers. The family say they were given just 24 hours to find a care home for her mother, after she went missing four times in one week.
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If you want more information about dementia, or to have a chat with someone about memory problems, the Dementia Hwb Swansea is open 11-3 7 days a week in the Quadrant Shopping Centre, near the bus station. If you can’t make it down in person, please call 01792 304519.
If you live in the Bridgend area, the Dementia Hwb Bridgend is on 63 Nolton Street CF31 3AE and open 7 days a week from 10am. Please call 0300 102 4970