dementia awareness

 
music notesSpecial Event!

MOVING 4 MEMORIES (M4M) sessions.
Available in all our Cogs Club during Dementia Awareness Week!
 
Moving 4 Memories is a special event we are making available in all our Cogs Club during Dementia Awareness Week. This year our M4M dance session will be run by a professional dancer, Julia Pearce, who is used to working with older people. Carers are invited to join club members for the Moving 4 Memories event.
 
MOVING 4 MEMORIES (M4M) is a therapy-based activity that encompasses movement and psychotherapy. It incorporates Dance Movement Psychotherapy (DMP) which uses music, touch and movement to enable people with memory loss to connect with and relate to others.
 
DMP is practiced in mental health, rehabilitation, medical, educational and forensic settings and used in nursing homes, day care centres, disease prevention and health promotion programs.  It is effective for individuals with developmental, medical, social, physical and psychological impairments.
 

Events

fundraising Tea 

Calendar of Events

  • Dementia Friends in Tring 16th May

    Come along to this Dementia Friends session and find out how those with dementia can live well and the small things you can do to make a difference.
  • Hemel Rock Choir 18th May

    30 members of the Hemel Rock Choir will be performing at Berkhamsted Cogs on 18th May. Carers are invited to come and enjoy the performance with us.
  • Tea & Cakes Afternoon 19th May

    Jean, a volunteer, will be holding a fundraising Tea & Cakes Afternoon at her home. Call us if you wish to attend or hold a fundraising tea yourself.
  • Singin' in the Rain @The Old Town Hall 25th May

    Immerse yourselves in this 1952 movie and bring back those old-time memories.
  • What is dementia?

    Dementia is a progressive disorder that affects how your brain works and in particular the ability to remember, think and reason.
  • Could you be at risk?

    There does not appear to be a single cause of dementia. Research to date suggests a combination of factors affect your overall risk of developing it.
  • Diagnosis and treatment

    Making a diagnosis of dementia and confirming which type you have can be difficult, particularly in the early stages. Each person will experience it in their own way and their condition will progress at a different rate.

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