Spelthorne Dementia Support

We support people with dementia and their families in Spelthorne

 

Dementia causes severe emotional and mental disruption and deterioration is progressive.

It is estimated that there are over 44 million people living with dementia around the world.

 

About Us

We are a small group of local volunteers who make a positive difference to the quality of life of people living with dementia and also their carers and families. We are known as Purple Angel Ambassadors which is a Global organisation.

We began our campaign with the cooperation of shops and supermarkets in Shepperton and then in the whole of Spelthorne. Our charity was started using a generous donation from Karen in the name of her lovely Mum, Patricia, who had passed away.

Our aim is to improve the general understanding of dementia so that local people living with the condition receive sympathetic support from the wider community while still living in their homes.

We would welcome and encourage you to become one of our ambassadors so if you would like more information please contact us info@spelthorne-dementia-support.org.uk

Both in the elderly and young onset can be difficult for families to come to terms with.

As brain neurons die, mental processes are altered, causing a person to lose cherished life memories, have subtle or severe personality changes, disorientation and a reduced ability to make reasoned judgments affecting day to day function.

 

Support Services

We offer personal GPS LOCATORS for local residents with dementia who would benefit from them. The location service is provided by Runnymede Borough Council. Carrying a GPS locator means an individual can be found should they get lost while out and about.

Our fortnightly meeting at the Greeno Centre, Shepperton allows us to distribute information, advice and support – see our Events page for details.

We also provide a ‘buddy’ service which enables carers to have a few hours respite per week.

Dementia does not “come out of the blue” but has early stages, mid stages and late stages, we have to concentrate on recognizing those “Early stages”.

 

Events

THE OPEN MINDS CAFE

Spelthorne Dementia Support hold a gathering at the Greeno Centre in Shepperton called “The Open Minds Cafe”, from 10.30 am to 2.00 pm every other Monday.

We offer advice, support and information and we would like invite anyone who is affected in any way with dementia to join us for entertainment and lunch at:

The Greeno Centre,

Glebeland Gardens,

Shepperton TW17 9DH

Our next dates are:

  • November 11th – Billy Clayton
  • November 25th – Whitney G Jones
  • December 9th – The Greeno Christmas Party Week
  • December 23rd – Whitney G Jones

OUTINGS (DAY TRIPS): 

2nd December – Maidstone – Beatles tribute sing along

THE PURPLE ANGELS DEMENTIA WORKSHOP FOR FAMILIES/CARERS

We are in the process of  organising this workshop. Watch this space!

BIKE AND BREW SCHOOL DISCO

Bike and Brew raising funds for SDS/Purple Angels/

The Meadhurst Club – Chertsey Road, Sunbury on Thames

23rd November at 7.30pm. 

 

 

Dementia is a word for a group of symptoms caused by disorders that affect the brain. It is not a specific disease. People with dementia may not be able to think well enough to do normal activities. They may lose their ability to solve problems. Their personalities may change and they may become easily agitated.

 

 

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Contact Us

Please get in touch if you need any help or assistance. We are here to support local people and their families.
Either by email to info@spelthorne-dementia-support.org.uk or by telephone to 07895 787579.

 

Spelthorne Dementia Support is a Registered Charity – Registered Charity Number 1165346