Silver Screen Memories
The Cinema, Memory and Wellbeing project at University of Liverpool have created a Facebook page featuring short clips of films from yesteryear, aimed particularly at people living with dementia.
It's easy to access - you don't need a Facebook account, just click here where you will find sets of short film clips to trigger positive memories - a new set every Monday - together with some questions aimed at stimulating the sharing of reminiscences.
You can tell the project organisers (Professor Lisa Shaw and Dr Jacky Waldock) about your memories by writing in the 'comments' boxes underneath each clip. Take a look and let them know, by email or via the Facebook page, what other kinds of clips you would like to see or if they can support you in anyway to use the material.
Tide Carer Activities during Covid-19
Keeping Carers Informed
Keeping Carers Connected
- Join our private peer support group on Facebook here: Facebook Group
- We have a Whatsapp group to connect & support BAME carers in Rochdale. For further information or to join this group, please click here
- Join in with our Zoom Grow & Glow sessions on Tuesdays from 2.00 - 3.00pm. In these sessions, you will have the opportunity to connect with other carers, find new coping strategies & improve your well-being. Email Beau for a list of topics & to book on.
- Take part in our Zoom Coffee & Connect sessions on Wednesdays from 10.30 - 11.30 am. Please email Beau for the link to join.
- We will continue to share the experiences of carers through our social media channels & website. If you would like to share your experiences please do so on our Facebook & Twitter
- Talk to Sarah (Carer Involvement Lead for Merseyside & Cheshire). She will be very happy to talk you through what we do, answer any questions, & generally keep in touch. She can be contacted on: 07704 168867 or SarahB@lifestorynetwork.org.uk
Nat Gavin reports that MDFR , the one and only local radio service for and by people affected by dementia, is now live ! Just click on the link here.
"It's a little bit earlier than planned as I thought it might be nice for those that are stuck at home to have some music to listen to.
I'm hoping to make it a bit more interactive very soon, with requests and dedications and I'm still ironing out some technical issues, but for now, there's a steady stream of music for you to enjoy 24 hours a day. As time goes on, we'll add interviews and features etc too.
If you have any requests, suggestions or any kind of feedback, please let me know either on the site, or text/whatsapp to 07981752525
Stay safe and enjoy the music !!"
Also, Music for Dementia is a new national 24-hour radio station for people living with dementia, which plays music on different channels depending on when you were born. Really important as dementia does not only affect people in their 80s or 90s, but can affect people in their 40s or 50s, or even younger! Take a look and listen here: https://m4dradio.com/
Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service aims to help and protect groups that may be vulnerable to a fire or escaping a fire, including people with Dementia, Hard of Hearing and those with Mental Health conditions.
If you know of anyone who may meet this vulnerable person criteria please download and complete the referral form here and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0800 731 5958.
Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service can, if appropriate, offer a not for profit, pre-arranged service to carry out a Home Fire Safety Check (HFSC) and provide smoke alarms to reduce the risk of having a fire and how to stay safe if one occurs. A Home Fire Safety Check includes fire safety advice and the importance of having working smoke alarms installed on each level of your home.
For more information visit https://www.merseyfire.gov.uk/aspx/pages/prevention/campaign.aspx