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Hi All Debbie from Dementia Adventure
Hi everyone, glad to join you albeit a bit late! Sorry
Hi Adele, ok I will do.
Nice to see you Shelah
good overview Akhlak
If you have any questions please use the Q&A box
I worked in Esat London
I worked in East London and set up a dementia café in the mosque
we had commissioned services from the CCG to support this
as there is no such word for dementia people from theses
communities wouldn't know
I know working in hospital wards supporting people living well well Dementia, we have organised a monthly dementia friendly service which is structured and resourced to support the needs of someone with Dementia. we feel faith during such an undertaking time when living with dementia is paramount and hugely comforting for patients and families alike.
There is a lack of knowledge of Dementia in the Asian community.
I like Dementia Inclusive... that is such a valid and poignant fact and yes, totally agree.
Mhari makes a very good point.
I understand the use of 'friendly' is overused
I have done some focused work with different faith groups in Leeds. There were some obstacles but we did some meaningful work.
Mohammed makes a very good point - you must work with the community - and get to know the imams in the mosque
I recommend watching a short film commissioned by Department of Health about Dementia Services in Tower Hamlets
that is the link to youtube
Great comment Nigel and so true
I appreciate the element of ethnic questions being raised... any individual who has been in a care environment to support living well with Dementia.... is this where a Read About Me Form should be incorporated in identifying and embracing whether faith is an important element of an individual's life. this form should follow the individual throughout their care journey and plans.
The taking-part in a group of like-minded people is obviously very important to people - can we discuss ways of maintaining that under lockdown?
I have done some work with the local mosques the Kirklees area where I had set up drop in clinics for the community memebrs to attend after prayer whi
which they found really beneficial
Unfortunately I can't stay for the whole webinar, but it's been very interesting. We (FaithAction) have a very good resource, if of interest, re dementia and places of faith (I will watch the rest on the recording if it is emailed!)https://www.faithaction.net/resources/
thank you for sharing Emily
We work with a large number of churches via our DFC's. Special services for people living with dementia are not coming to these services.
Thank you, Emily. Sad to hear your husband wasn't always made welcome in churches. Sending condolences on losing him this year. Glad you are encouraging local churches to be more inclusive and hope you can continue with this work.
As a Dementia Support Worker, this is one of the questions I have to consider in my assessment of each new client. If a person has a faith, this can make a difference to the kind of support I can suggest.
I believe introducing advance care planning would hugely help people with dementia and their carers.
Completing life story books can really give a rounded view of what is important in a life.
the alzs soc have created some resources around ACP and how to start these conversations
a lot of people I work with are using their faith to keep their anxiety levels down especially during these difficult times.
Livability have a great resources called My Faith Matters.
It's not accessible enough for pwd living alone without a cohabiting carer
Thank you Chris and Shelagh for sharing this story. It makes it so real
My mother has Communion every Sunday (sadly, not since the lockdown) in her care home. We made sure to ask for this. Her Rosary (prayer beads) is also really important to her, and the staff know this. Amongst her end of life wishes are Communion and Baileys!
Communion and Baileys! Great combination.
Lockdown has made digital exclusion worse as older people may lose ability to use computers if they ever had access to it
There is information on our website too: www.meriyaadain.co.uk/information/ including a leaflet on dementia and faith with a few tips
Adele Alzheimer's Society Dementia Voice
Thank you Andrea
Does the person have a CD player ? Can you record something for them to listen too ?
Thank you so much, so much to think about
We are trying to get some of our clients online through our Digital Leeds scheme. Hoping to restart our South Asian café virtually in the next couple of weeks.
Thank you for great session.
I carry it with me everywhere and footprints has absolutely been a simple and comforting resource I've turned to along with Psalm 23 which can carry you through any walk of life x goodness and mercy ALL or days x
Adele Alzheimer's Society Dementia Voice
Thank you everyone for joining. Please continue to tell us what ou would like to discuss in webinars and if you would like to join as a panel member. We would love to see other people livening with dementia and hear your views
Paula de Souza