Living with Dementia
All of our usual activities remain suspended for the time being. We are continuing to provide telephone support.
People living with dementia are invited to attend all our activities.
We also have some services specifically for people with Dementia
Active Minds is a regular group, meeting on a Tuesday morning aimed at people with memory problems and those living with dementia. Carers are very welcome too.
The group uses a Cognitive Stimulation Therapy (CST) approach. This means we have a different theme each week, and the discussions and activities are about mental stimulation, social interaction and having fun! If you are interested in joining the group, please ring the office to find out more information.
We have a new group called Active Thursdays which runs a programme of activities for people living with memory loss that includes creative activities, physical activities and sensory activities.
We also have a special project to support people and this is called the Circles of Support project.
A Circle of Support is a group of people who provide support to a person to enable them to think about what they would like to do in their life and how to bring about any changes. The group can include family members, friends, volunteers and professionals.
One person is typically identified as the key person to help coordinate the group. This person will ensure that all identified people know what each other is doing. The group meet regularly in person or using IT to ensure the person’s wishes are being carried out.
The aim of Circles of Support is to improve a person’s well-being by increasing their social network and so prevent illness, isolation and loneliness. It aims to support and help people to live in their own homes for as long as possible. Circles is beneficial for carers too as they feel supported and less alone.
For more information on Circles of Support, contact Rebecca Matthews at MAECare.
Working days: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
Email: [email protected]
Our short film explains a little more about how MAECare supports people living with dementia
If you need advice or would like further information not available on our website then don't hesitate to contact us:
Leeds, LS17 5JD
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