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The Hands of God?
Published: 8th October 2020
Developing our Dementia-Friendly Churches Network
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Faith resources as dementia advances
Published: 4th September 2020
An occupational therapist recently asked me a really good question that got me thinking
Open Faith resources as dementia advances

The Promptings of God in Residential Care Home Worship
Published: 19th August 2020
No service plan should be expected to survive contact with the congregation...
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Residential care visiting: Latest MHA good practice to share
Published: 17th August 2020
Residential care homes involve a community of residents and relatives, and staff – and Care home communities have been particularly impacted by Covid-19 restrictions.
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Care Homes, Churches and Coronavirus
Published: 26th May 2020
There are care homes across the diocese and some of these have been particularly hard hit by the Coronavirus...
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Coronavirus and dementia
Published: 13th May 2020
Challenge and change, conversations and connections
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105 people at Guernsey’s first Dementia-Friendly Carol Service
Published: 12th February 2020
In summer 2018, I led a Dementia-Friendly Churches Training Day in Guernsey. It’s wonderful to hear from St Saviour’s Church there about the next steps they’ve taken
Open 105 people at Guernsey’s first Dementia-Friendly Carol Service

Are they different today? Consider delirium…
Published: 7th July 2019
Enlightening session at Royal Shrewsbury Hospital
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'Eliza Grey' plays Shifnal
Published: 10th June 2019
'Eliza Grey' play helping your church and community to become more dementia-friendly
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Positive Conversations
Published: 30th May 2019
"All it takes to see we're still us"
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Cupcakes, butterflies, favourite books and china mugs
Published: 14th November 2019
More talk, more tables please!
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"Dear Church"
Published: 25th September 2019
Making sense of an upside-down world
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"Dear Younger-self..."
Published: 17th September 2019
Brave and foolish or a wasted time?
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"Dear Carers"
Published: 10th September 2019
An open letter to those with a sacred vocation
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"Dear Dementia..."
Published: 3rd September 2019
Fear of a name increases fear of the thing itself
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St Mary’s Ellesmere takes steps to become more dementia-friendly
Published: 7th March 2019
Jeremy Stretton is Dementia coordinator for a church in north Shropshire
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Ellesmere Deanery – the first Dementia-Friendly Deanery!
Published: 26th March 2019
14-church landmark in Shropshire
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Petton Church’s steps to become more dementia-friendly
Published: 7th February 2019
The 14 churches of Ellesmere Deanery have signed up to becoming Dementia-friendly Churches
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Meres and Meadows taking steps to become more dementia-friendly
Published: 14th March 2019
Interview with the vicar, Revd Maureen Read
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Take 5 Churches
Published: 14th December 2018
Read the experiences of two Dementia-Friendly Church coordinators
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It's as easy as 1,2,3
Published: 13th September 2018
Thinking about dementia can be overwhelming, but small steps add up.
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Coup de Co-op
Published: 5th April 2019
Friendly staff in Shifnal
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Open Heart Surgery?
Published: 22nd May 2018
Admin Admiration at GP centres
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St Andrew’s Church Aston - a church that’s becoming more dementia-friendly
Published: 10th May 2018
Among other things, news of a Dementia-friendly 'Songs of Praise' this coming Sunday
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Taylored to nursing homes
Published: 27th July 2018
Good practice for visiting nursing and residential homes
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Meeting people where they are – the light shining through
Published: 22nd April 2016
A post inspired by Josie Edwards, co-ordinator for St Matthew's Church, Donnington Wood with a local residential home for adults with complex needs.
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Dementia Awareness Week – our local response
Published: 30th June 2015
Dementia Awareness Week ran from 17-23 May 2015. Various things went on in and around Shifnal.
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Changing patterns – finding the life now
Published: 9th July 2015
At our Forget-me-not tea this month, we looked at the cutout pictures by the world-famous artist Matisse.
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Early Diagnosis – Alzheimer’s Society Experience
Published: 25th July 2015
Its important to know that, as churches, we dont have to go it alone! David Latcham is an Information Worker at the Alzheimers Society in Shropshire.
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Don’t talk about “suffering from dementia” or “victims”
Published: 7th August 2015
Words are very powerful they can build you up or put you down. When you are speaking about dementia remember this.
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