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At Age UK North Tyneside we are committed to helping people living with dementia, their families and carers to continue to live fulfilling and rewarding lives.

Our Dementia Coordinators provide group and activity services for people with a low to moderate level of need. From singing groups to museum trips we aim to stimulate memories and social interactions.

Download our Dementia Connections overview leaflet

 To find out more on specific services, click on any of the links below:

Social and Activity Groups:

Craft Group

Our Dementia Connections Craft groups are currently postponed due to Covid 19 but we are working hard to develop alternatives.

Life Story Work

Life Story work is an activity in which the person with dementia is supported by family members or staff close to them to gather and review their past life events and build a personal biography. It is used to help the person understand their past experiences and how they have coped with events in their life, which can help to improve quality of life when they can no longer tell us this information.

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For further information contact us on 0191 2808484 option 1

Memory Cafes

Our Dementia Connections Memory Cafe groups are currently postponed due to Covid 19 but we are working hard to develop alternatives.

 

Singing Groups

With our Dementia Connections groups currently postponed due to Covid 19, we would like to invite our customers to Sing-along Memories - Tune in weekly on the internet, each Thursday 2:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. for old favourites, local comedy, monthly themes and requests. www.memorylaneradio.co.uk (also available on Alexa).

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Virtual Peer Support Groups

Our Dementia Connections Team now provides two ‘virtual’ peer support groups weekly led by Admiral Nurses, Charlotte and Kirsty. The first group is every Monday between 2pm and 3pm. The second group is Tuesday between 12.30 and 1.30pm.

We also have a bereavement support group on Mondays from 12:30 to 1:30pm. Charlotte says: “During these difficult times why not join our virtual carers’ support group to share your experiences and build up friendships with others. We meet via Zoom each week. This is an App that is easy to use either on a smart phone, lap top or ipad. Let me know if you would like to join us and I will ring you to confirm dates and times”.

Tel 0191 2877014 or email customer.services@ageuknorthtyneside.org.uk for further details or to express an interest in taking part.

Transitions to Care group
Join us for a virtual support group to share experiences of those you care for, when they first go into residential care.

Charlotte says: "This is a very difficult time for someone who has been in a caring role. Often people feel guilty and think they should have done more to prevent it, or even feel bad because it can feel a relief! It is difficult to come to terms with the situation and it sometimes helps to talk to others who have experienced the same thing."

'We meet once a week for an hour, virtually at the moment, with the possibility of meeting face to face in the future. If you are interested in joining please ring the Dementia Connections service (0191 2877014) and I will call you back." 

Time Travellers @ The Museum

Our Dementia Connections groups are currently postponed due to C19 but we are working hard to develop alternatives.

Maintenance Cognitive Stimulation Therapy (MCST)

Our Maintenance Cognitive Stimulation Therapy (MCST) programme is delivered over 10 weeks via weekly one to two-hour sessions on Zoom.
The cost per session is £4.50.

The sessions are anticipated to start in January 2021. For further details please contact Dementia Connections on Tel: 0191 2877014.

More details in our News section

Related Links

More about Dementia