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

Cupcakes, butterflies, favourite books and china mugs

Published: 14th November 2019

More talk, more tables please!

"Dear Church"

Published: 25th September 2019

Making sense of an upside-down world

"Dear Younger-self..."

Published: 17th September 2019

Brave and foolish or a wasted time?

"Dear Carers"

Published: 10th September 2019

An open letter to those with a sacred vocation

"Dear Dementia..."

Published: 3rd September 2019

Fear of a name increases fear of the thing itself

Are they different today? Consider delirium…

Published: 7th July 2019

Enlightening session at Royal Shrewsbury Hospital

'Eliza Grey' plays Shifnal

Published: 10th June 2019

'Eliza Grey' play - helping your church and community to become more dementia-friendly

Positive Conversations

Published: 30th May 2019

"All it takes to see we're still us"

Coup de Co-op

Published: 5th April 2019

Friendly staff in Shifnal

Ellesmere Deanery – the first Dementia-Friendly Deanery!

Published: 26th March 2019

14-church landmark in Shropshire

Meres and Meadows taking steps to become more dementia-friendly

Published: 14th March 2019

Interview with the vicar, Revd Maureen Read

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

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

Take 5 Churches

Published: 14th December 2018

Read the experiences of two Dementia-Friendly Church coordinators

It's as easy as 1,2,3

Published: 13th September 2018

Thinking about dementia can be overwhelming, but small steps add up.

Taylored to nursing homes

Published: 27th July 2018

Good practice for visiting nursing and residential homes

Dementia-Focused Prayers to Share

Published: 5th July 2018

St Andrew's Church, Church Aston recently held a dementia-friendly Songs of Praise service.

Open Heart Surgery?

Published: 22nd May 2018

Admin Admiration at GP centres

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

That winning feeling

Published: 9th February 2018

Su Parker reflects on an award-winning night for the Diocese.

Tough talk

Published: 30th January 2018

Moments that can open up constructive conversations

Dementia-Friendly Churches at the heart of Dementia-Friendly Communities

Published: 25th June 2017

A longer version of a blog written for the Alzheimer's Society

Learn from St Matthews

Published: 4th March 2017

A simple Easter service at Donnington Wood, Telford

Forgetting and Remembering

Published: 15th November 2016

Forgetting and Remembering - Prayer Shawls as a Powerful Way of Remembering

Living Well with Dementia

Published: 6th June 2016

Nearly 50 people gathered at St Andrew's Church Shifnal last month, for the start of Dementia Awareness Week 2016. Rachel Christophers, winner last November's 'Best Resident/Relative Contribution' in the national Dementia Care Awards, spoke on 'Living well with dementia'.

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.

Deficit, decline, death & letting go, letting loose, releasing?

Published: 24th September 2015

Words from Rev Dr Sam Wells' "Thought for the Day" on dementia on 22 September have been living with me.

"Dear Dementia..."

Published: 6th September 2015

Revd Zoe Heming, the curate in Hodnet Deanery (in and around Market Drayton) has written a 'Dear Dementia' letter.

Granddad remembered at wedding

Published: 3rd September 2015

When Meg got married in August, she wanted to remember her granddad. He had had dementia and he died earlier in the year.

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