Just a big shout out to our wonderful & newest committee member at Romdag – Di Metters.
Thank you for your incredible work on creating a Romdag/Demfest bollard cover – it can be seen directly outside The Phoenix pub, Romsey (where we hold our regular puzzles & games club).
Di – you are a star.
Send us your pictures with the Romdag bollard to show your support for those living with dementia in our Romsey community & I will post them up on our social media & website.
Our friends at Bournemouth University Dementia Institute are researching the effects of Tai Chi for people living with dementia.
They have set up a group in Romsey.
If anyone is interested in getting involved, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or Yolanda & the study team directly at email@example.com
Please click here for more details: TACIT flyer
The wonderful Jane has decided to run the 53 mile Race to the King! and donate to Romdag. Here is what she has to say:
“Until fairly recently we were unaware of this wonderful group of volunteers. However, like many other people, our lives became affected by dementia when Mum was diagnosed with the life changing illness at the relatively young age of 65. Mum’s diagnosis led us to finding out about the fabulous support that Romdag gives to the local community. They provide a friendly, supportive group where people who have been diagnosed with dementia and family members can go for support. The activities they organise provide a valuable lifeline to my family and I’m sure have impacted positively on the lives’ of many others. Their success requires the kindness and commitment of their team of volunteers and financial support to keep these excellent activities going.
To help raise some money for this really worthy cause, a group of us will be taking part in an Ultra Marathon. On the 24th June 2017 we will be participating in the Race to the Kings, this is a 53 mile race along the South Downs which finishes on the steps of Winchester Cathederal. We are aiming to complete the event in under 24 hours. This will be a challenging and emotional event for us all but I’m sure it will be a lot easier than living with dementia every day of your life.
If you feel you would like to support us with this event we would be very grateful. Your support will be helping to put a smile on many peoples’ faces!”
Let’s all show our support for Jane!!
Good luck, we believe in you!!
To donate, please click here
Alongside my role with Romdag, I am also a PhD student at the University of Southampton. As part of my PhD, I am looking to speak to sons & daughters of people with dementia about their experiences of risk & safety for their parents with dementia.
If you are, or know anybody who might be interested in getting involved, please forward on my study poster and contact details: firstname.lastname@example.org
I am so grateful for all of the support from those of you I have met and spoken to and the rest of the Romdag team for their support of my PhD.
Thanks & best wishes
25th May 2017
Here’s a photo of some of our latest dementia friends: The Lockerley Guides.
Thank you all for agreeing to an action to raise dementia awareness.
We are so very grateful!
Clipping taken from the Romsey Advertiser.
Alongside all of our wonderful activities across the Romsey area, the library are also putting on a coffee morning & drop in on 15th May 10-12 and a Dementia Friends awareness session on 19th May 2-3.
Thank you to all the staff at the library for your support in raising awareness of dementia.
For more information about the Dementia Awareness Session download the flyer here: Romsey Library Dementia Awareness Training Poster A4
For more information about the coffee morning download the flyer here: Romsey Library Alzheimers Coffee Morning A4 Poster 2017
Welcome to all the latest updates & news from the Romsey Dementia Action Group. On this, our new blog, you will find information about our activity groups, our plans for Dementia Awareness Week and information regarding Demfest 2017.