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May 25, 2016 | By Upstream HLC |
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Upstream’s Stroke / Dementia Support Project The aims of the Stroke / Dementia Support Project were to reduce isolation, loneliness, depression, anxiety and stress.
Would you like somewhere to learn new skills or rekindle old ones? Would you like to have a cup of tea in the company of friends? Please join us at our group for those that have recently been diagnosed with dementia, have memory difficulties or have someone close to them that does.
People who are referred, or refer themselves, are visited at home by an Upstream mentor, who explores what kind of activity might interest them and what are the barriers to participation. Many of the participants are in their late 70s to 90s and have multiple physical disabilities and sensory impairments, largely associated with age, as well as high depression indices. Mentors organise small, friendly activity groups in local venues or individually for people who are housebound.
A Report by Claire Whewell, Project Manager, Upstream Nov 2015. Dementia is becoming increasingly prevalent because of our aging population and improved recognition. Managing dementia can pose unique and sometimes difficult issues in both the community and in the home.