This is how Wendy puts it:
I was diagnosed with Young Onset Dementia on 31st July 2014 at the age of 58 years young.
Post diagnosis, I was so shocked by the lack of awareness, both in the community and the clinical world, that I now spend all my time travelling around the country raising awareness and encouraging others to speak out in order to reduce the stigma associated with dementia.
I am now proud to be the author of the Sunday Times best seller, “Somebody I Used to Know”. Who would have thought this was possible 5 years ago when I was diagnosed?
This event has been organised by dementia-Frioendly Horsforth and they comment It is a free event, but we would like people to book on Eventbrite for ease of monitoring numbers. Click this link to be taken to the Eventbrite booking page.
Open to all. Conference fee of £30 (£25 to CCoA Members) includes all preparatory material, lunch and all refreshments.
Conference September 2019
BEING OLD, BEING BOLD
Living by faith, seeking truth, and accepting challenge
Are you interested in making more of life for older people in the Church? You are invited to join CCoA for a conference.
This is a rare opportunity to hear what can be done AND to discuss what you are doing.
The day will include:
- David Jolley, Honorary Reader The University of Manchester; retired Consultant and Professor of Old Age Psychiatry, reflecting on Intergenerational Fairness & Provision
- Helen McCormack, currently Ministry with Older People Development Worker, Northallerton asking Special Need or Special Contribution?
- Rita and Paul Conley, The Salvation Army reporting on Older Prisoners, New Ways of Working
- Albert Jewell, retired Chaplain in MHA and Methodist minister discussing People with Dementia: a Christian Response
- Contributions from participants on local Church activity
- Inter-active Musical Interlude with a Sheffield U3A Ukulele Group
Christians on Ageing is a resource to the Churches and a voice for older people. This conference will help to plan new ways of giving support, spreading ideas and promoting good practice.
Opera North will welcome those living with dementia and their families, friends and carers for a relaxed performance of Puccini’s La bohème on Thursday 24 October at 2.30pm at Leeds Grand Theatre. This popular tale of tragic romance is underpinned by Puccini’s beautiful music, here performed by an international cast of singers and full symphony orchestra.
During the production, bright lighting and loud noises will be reduced. Quiet spaces outside the auditorium will be available and there will be a relaxed attitude to people leaving and returning if people need a break.
Opera North is thrilled that its first ever dementia friendly performance compliments ‘Music for Dementia 2020’, a national campaign that highlights the positive social impact music has on those living with dementia.
Find out more about Opera North’s dementia friendly performance, along with tailored adaptations the Company will make for this performance online or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Price: £15 per person. Group bookings welcome with a free ticket for bookings of ten of more.