New 2015 edition of the Sheffield Dementia Information Pack published


Do you live in Sheffield and need information about dementia and where to go to for advice and support? An updated edition of the popular Sheffield Dementia Information Pack is now available free to members of the public.

The Pack includes sections on explaining what dementia is, what to do and where to go if you have serious memory problems, advice on how to live well with dementia and a directory of support services in the city for people with dementia and their supporters.

Thanks to grants from Sheffield Town Trust and Marjorie Coote Old People's Charity Fund the Pack is free to download from www.sheffield.ac.uk/snm/dementiapack and paper copies can be requested by contacting University Teacher David Reid on 0114 222 2060 or by email to d.reid@sheffield.ac.uk.


Hopes and Fears: 7th annual South Yorkshire Dementia Creative Arts Exhibition

Venue: Exhibition Space.Jessop West Building, Leavygreave Road, Sheffield. S3 7RD.
When: 0900-1600, Saturday 16th May then Monday 18th-Friday 22nd May
Exhibition website: www.sydcae.co.uk

Confirmed programme available

The confirmed programme for the 7th annual South Yorkshire Dementia Creative Arts Exhibition is now available. The exhibition and activities take place in Sheffield, beginning on Saturday May 16th, then Monday May 18th-Friday May 22nd. As usual, this event aims to be a welcoming, dementia-friendly experience. Opening times are 0900-1600.

Creative art produced by people affected by dementia in South Yorkshire, and further afield, will be on display. People with dementia, family supporters and dementia care practitioners – as well as local children and acclaimed artists - have contributed their talents to create a unique range of art responding to the theme of Hopes and Fears. From paintings to poetry, from videos to sculpture, the exhibition showcases talent and stimulates discussion.

As well as the usual stimulating creative art exhibition on this year's theme there will be:

  • live music,
  • a hands-on creative art session,
  • a first Dementia Futures conference for the public led by dementia-related PhD students at the University of Sheffield and
  • dancing

Please see the Exhibition Programme for more details. Look forward to seeing you there.

Coordinated by: David Reid (University Teacher) and Natasha Wilson (BMedSci Health and Human Sciences student)
Contact: Email: d.reid@sheffield.ac.uk; Tel: 0114 222 2060

Supporters:

This event is supported by the University of Sheffield, with valuable contributions from talented publicity designer Paul Copley (pauljcopley.co.uk), free printed posters from @myprintpartners, creative art activities from Enrichment for the Elderly (www.enrichmentfortheelderly.org/) and dance expertise courtesy of Katy Robinson Fitness Fusion (www.katyrobinsonfitnessfusion.co.uk). Big thanks to all.