DUE TO THE COVID-19 OUTBREAK THE MEMORY TREE WILL NOT BE HOLDING ANY MEETINGS UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
Website Announcement – 6th April, 2020:
Nichola has been enjoying her weekly chat with our Memory Tree members and it’s good to discover how well people are adapting to the challenges of self-isolation and this strange new world we are living in.
For a summary of what we have learnt from her conversations with you please see our new page called ‘Staying Safe & Sane at Home’
This week we will be continuing the weekly phone round:
Tuesday – Memory Tree @ Idle
Wednesday – Memory Tree @ Shipley
Friday – Memory Tree @ Keighley
Bob will continue to develop his use of What’s App to deliver regular quizzes and other activities.
Helpful Links for reminiscence activities at home:
The Museum of Brands has a selection of downloadable activities for reminiscence
The BBC has developed some excellent resources – enjoyable & easy to use:
BBC Music Memories: https://musicmemories.bbcrewind.co.uk/
BBC Photo Archive (Remarc): https://remarc.bbcrewind.co.uk/#
BBC Dementia: www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p03qzz8m
'Phone Bob' service
We are aware that as the weeks go by people with dementia are likely to become bored and restless at home and carers increasingly tired. This week we are starting our ‘Phone Bob’ service:
If the person you care for is fed up and you could do with 10 – 15 minutes of peace, please call Bob and he will chat to the person with dementia on the phone so you can go and get a bit of peace elsewhere.
If Bob does not answer straight away please wait for a while – he might be away from his phone, but he checks it regularly and will phone back as soon as he can. If there is a long delay or you need someone to call more urgently please phone Elizabeth – 01274 583364
If you need Bob’s phone number, please contact Elizabeth
If you are not registered with The Memory Tree but think this service would benefit you, please contact Elizabeth: 01274 583364
Other useful phone numbers:
Local support & advice
Alzheimer’s Society: 01274 586008
Carers’ Resource – Bradford: 01274 449660
Carers’ Resource – Skipton: 01756 700888
Dementia Friendly Keighley Helpline
For help & advice or if you are feeling low & lonely and need a listening ear – 07452 773788
Open 7 days a week, 10 am – 4 pm
Help in a Crisis
First Response – Mental Health Crisis: 01274 221181
Adult Social Care Access Point: 01274 435400
(if you can’t get through ring Alzheimer’s Society or Carers Resource
on the numbers above).
Your GP surgery
In an emergency – ring 999
National helplines – leave a message asking them to phone you back if you can’t get through.
Admiral Nurses UK: 0800 888 6678
Alzheimer’s Society: 0300 222 1122
Useful websites – staying safe at home during the CV19 outbreak
Live Better with Dementia –
Alzheimer’s Society Talking Point – https://www.alzheimers.org.uk/get-support/dementia-talking-point-our-online-community
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The Memory Tree CIC, 22 Bankfield Drive, Shipley, West Yorkshire, BD18 4AD