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I’d love you to check it out. Let me know what you think ~ feedback is great.
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Enjoy the read ~ Alice
Looking back on 2019…
Happy Holidays from Dementia Connections
As schools break up for the end of the year, we in South Africa find ourselves surrounded by images of reindeers, snow, holly and poinsettias – representations of Christmas inspired by another hemisphere. The reality here in Cape Town is that we’re cruising towards the summer solstice, the south-east wind is pumping, and what should be OUR Christmas flower – South Africa’s indigenous Agapanthus – is blooming like crazy in gardens and on road verges.
Whether your holiday season is full of sun or snow, may it be a time of love, joy and connection. May you slow down, making time to notice, savour and give thanks for that which is precious in your life.
Dementia Connections – Support and education for those who care
Alzheimer’s Disease … Vascular Dementia … Fronto-temporal Dementia … Dementia with Lewy Bodies. These and many other conditions cause changes in the brain that can radically affect a person’s memory, abilities, moods and behaviours.
Do your staff members understand why these changes are happening in the lives of those they care for? How do they cope when they experience challenging behaviours?
Do family members of your residents find it so hard to accept the changes that they stop visiting, just when their loved one needs them more than ever?
Dementia Connections – Nature Nurtures
Apologies for the LONG silence. I guess I’ve been too busy gardening! We moved to a flat earlier this year and were delighted to be given free rein to develop the large communal garden. Downsizing has been so much easier because we can still spend lots of time with our hands in the soil.
This experience has made me even more determined to share the message that most people living with dementia can benefit from ‘a daily dose of Nature’.
Do You Wish You Knew More About Dementia Care? From The Comfort Of Your Own Home? Learn More And Book Here Today!
A course of six one-hour online sessions held weekly:
- Understand brain & behaviour changes in dementia
- Share sound advice that makes a difference
- Calm the emotions triggered by dementia
- Undertake a reminiscence project
- Experience solidarity with others on the journey
This course is limited to four participants to allow time to share experiences
Are you afraid of Dementia and how it is affecting your loved one?
Do you have a loved one living with dementia?
Are you finding it hard to cope?
Dementia Connections SA in collaboration with CareChamp are offering workshops to support those who love and care for people living with dementia.
Looking back on 2018…
I’m aware that this year has actually been full of ‘dementia connections’.
In this newsletter, I highlight some of the wonderful people and organisations with whom I’ve connected this year
and who are making a positive difference in the field of dementia support and care.
My Cape Talk Interview And The Movement Towards Natural Care For People
Living With Dementia
This newsletter includes my favourite highlights from June and July,
as well as details of the Workshops I am hosting, which you don’t want to miss!
This newsletter includes my favourite highlights from April and May, enjoy.
This newsletter includes my favourite highlights from February and March, enjoy the read.
This newsletter includes my favourite highlights from December 2017 and January 2018, enjoy the read.
This newsletter includes my favourite highlights from November 2017 ~ happy reading.
Welcome to the first Dementia Connections newsletter!