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University-backed dementia groups come to Sheffield

Published on 03 October 2018 01:19 PM

Wellbeing Centre

A ground-breaking new concept in dementia support is being brought to Sheffield by Age UK.

The sessions have been developed by University College London psychologist, Dr Aimee Spector. They use an evidence-based Cognitive Stimulation Therapy approach which has been found to improve confidence and wellbeing for people with mild to moderate dementia.

Age UK Sheffield will be introducing the sessions starting in November. They will be delivered during evening periods, responding to feedback from carers that they have no regular respite opportunities outside of usual working hours.

Age UK Sheffield Chief Executive, Steve Chu, said: “We are delighted to be bringing this innovation to Sheffield and we’re now taking expressions of interest from people living with dementia and their carers. Our existing Wellbeing Centre for people living with dementia gets amazing feedback for its day centre provision and we are proud to be one of only a handful of local Age UKs who have been chosen to deliver these groups.”

For more details, or to register an expression of interest now, call (0114) 250 2850 or e-mail: enquiries@ageuksheffield.org.uk