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10 May 2021

St Michael's launches Dementia and Wellbeing service

St Michael’s launches Dementia and Wellbeing service

St Michael’s Hospice has launched a Dementia and Wellbeing Service.

Its aim is to offer care and support to both patients and carers, and to enable friendships to form amongst those attending.

The Hospice is also gearing up for Dementia Action Week which begins next Monday (17th) by holding training sessions with staff, including introducing the idea of Dementia Friends, and raising awareness with patients.

It ties in with the fledgling Dementia and Wellbeing Service which will provide regular face-to-face support at St Michael’s in Bartestree.

‘This is so important because it has been recognised both locally and nationally that the isolation caused by Covid restrictions has had a huge detrimental impact on the cognition of those living with dementia,’ said Sister Colette Wilks, who set-up the group.

In addition, Colette is also looking at running a programme that will include various topics around dementia, available for patients and carers to attend.

‘St Michael’s isn’t perhaps the first place you might think of when it comes to dementia support, however it is recognised as a life-limiting illness and as such those living with dementia will benefit from the services we have at St Michael’s,’ added Colette, who said community visits are also in the pipeline once the service becomes established. 

To find out more about the Dementia and Wellbeing Service, call Colette Wilks on 01432 851 000. 

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