31st July 2020
WELCOME Hello again! We'rewell into the Summer monthsand we cannot believe it ! The weather hasn't been so great recent ly, so we hope you've enjoyed the board gamewe sent out last month, and have maybe plucked up the courage to explore some of the online games we suggested aswell.We've got ourselveswell and t ruly hooked on Candy Crush... Thismonth'sact ivity pack isall about support networks. Aswe are all unfortunately aware, the usual support groups that we're accustomed to are st ill st ruggling to get up and going again face to face. So, we want to see if we can provide advice on where to find support in different ways, through virtual sessionsand podcasts. Look at the ext ra sheet enclosed which details some we've discovered, from advice helplines to more ZOOM act ivity groupsand even
A PODCAST A DAY... What are podcasts I hear you ask?Think of them as radio programmes that are availablewhenever you like! Their popular ity has increased over the years and in part icular dur ing the pandemic to escape isolat ion and asameansof self care. Seeing aswe're focusing on support groups, we've decided to pick podcastswe feel can help you day to day.Why not t ry giving some of the below a listen, and let us know what you think! The Happiness Lab - www.happinesslab.fm/ Laur ie Santos talks t ipsand sharessome surpr ising and inspir ing stor ies that will forever alter the way you think about happiness. Life wit h Dement ia - www.apple.com/podcast / life-with-dement ia An interview-style podcast shar ing relevant research, personal Before you listen to any of the above,make sure you follow the below links to download one of the listening apps to get started! You can download and listen on any device (laptops, computers, phonesetc.) stor ies, and pract ical t ips for livingwell with dement ia. Happy Place - www.apple.com/podcast /happy-place/ Fearne Cot ton talks to incredible people about life and everything in-between as she reveals what happiness means.
Spot ify - ht tps://www.spot ify.com/uk/download/other/ Apple - ht tps://apps.apple.com/gb/app/podcasts
SAY THANK YOU TO THAT SPECIAL SOMEONE
You really enjoyed themindfulness colour ingwe sent out previously, so we decided to send some again with a difference. Have a t ry at get t ing creat ive & colourful with our thank you card, for you to give to whoever hashelped you dur ing thisweird and wonderful per iod. I know I'll be colour ingmine in to give to my boyfr iend, for managing to put up with me 24 hoursa day!!!
serviceswhere you can find an online pen pal!
Happy Explor ing!
As you all know,we love hear ing from you.We're always thr illed to see what you're get t ing up to, and how you've been fair ingwith the act ivity pack. So, this month we thought we'd int roduce a regular feature called 'Your News'. Send in pictures of you get t ing involved to be featured in next month act ivity leaflet ! Today we showcase beaut iful images sent in by guestswho have definitely got green fingers! A very good fr iend of oursSusan, sent in thisgorgeous picture of pink poppies that she's growing in her
Why not come along to our Support Group - Talking Together. The sessionsare FREEand held every Wednesday. The session is60 minutes long and is specifically for carersof peoplewith dement ia to unpack what 'sgoing on in their life.
Mart in sent us in this fab photo of his wife Jacqueline out and about in their beaut iful garden. We're green with envy! (get it?)
garden.We think they'remarvelous!
Pick up a cup of tea/your favour ite t ipple aswe share the highsand lows of the week. Learn some new act ivit ies for your loved one with dement ia& get some helpful hints on how to survive lock down. Have a good old discussion and most important ly have some fun and get to know someone new. Call us 01509 351 008 and we can get you connected r ight away.
GET THOSEBRAINSTINGLING We're br inging aNEW lot of puzzlesand brain teasers for you to get your teeth stuck into! Test yourself on Old WivesTaleswith our t rue or false quiz (I t r ied
thiswith Helen the other day and I wasuseless! I didn't even know what half of themmeant !) Our other puzzle is definitely going to test your ar ithmet ic skills - the hidden equat ion number search.. Look to the sheet included for inst ruct ions.
Everyone'sheard of YouTube r ight?You will have if you've been on our holidays. Itsa fantast ic resource of every type of media all at your finger t ips! We've enclosed a list of videoswe think you'll enjoy, that are all available on the website. It haseverything from fitness videos, to meditat ion starter sessions aswell asall the golden age TV we all LOVEbut don't see enough of! Explore to your hearts content , and be amazed what you will discover online from the Two Ronnies, to virtual toursof art galler ies, cooking lessons from the tudorsand seated yoga. Follow the link below to find some easy inst ruct ions to get started! ht tps://bit .ly/2P1Gt iF
KEEP IN TOUCH
Now more than ever we want to keep in touch.Wewould love to hear from you, so pop us something in the post , send usan email or pick up the phone.We're post ing regular act ivit ieson facebook and our booking plat form isnow up and running to book your ZOOM connect ion or you Joy Inside event www.mindforyou.setmore.com
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m indf or you.co.uk / act ivi t ycent re
Old Wives Tales
Mother always knows best...or … does she?
Do you know which of these old wives tales are True or False?
Answers in the next Activity Leaflet
1. Cracking your knuckles gives you arthritis
2. Chicken soup makes you better
3. The sharper the blast, the sooner ‘tis past
4. Food with mayonnaise spoils faster
5. The full moon causes strange behaviour
6. Fish is brain food
7. If you cross your eyes, they may get stuck
8. A glass of warm milk makes you sleepy
9. Red sky at night, shepherd’s delight
10. Counting sheep helps you fall asleep
11. Humans only use 10% of their brain
12. You should always follow the 5 second rule
13. Salty water boils quicker
14. An apple a day keeps the doctor away
15. Eating carrots improves your vision
16. Feed a cold, starve a fever
We have not sent you any number puzzles for a while, so we thought why not have a go at discovering these hidden equations. Good luck and we’ll send you the answers in our next Activity Leaflet. Look for as many maths problems as you can by using addition (+). Circle each one you find, add the operators as in the example above. There are at least 10 equations. You may even be able to find some of your own by using subtraction (-), multiplication (x) and division (÷).
FITNESS 10 min at Home Workout for Senior’s https://www.youtube.com/watch?v= A2wp8Ipxn9s&t=248s Gentle Chair Yoga https://www.youtube.com/watch?v= KEjiXtb2hRg
GOLDEN AGE TV
Jimmy Carr’s Little Tiny Quiz
The Two Ronnies (link to 25 episodes)
7 Second Riddles
Best of Fawlty Towers
Guess the 60’s Song
Gentle Tai Chi & Qi Gong
Trivia on History
Cardio Zumba Class for Beginners
SELF CARE & LIFESTYLE
Self Care Action Plan
Virtual Tour of the Louvre
Gordon Ramsey Ultimate Cooking Course
15 Minute Guided Meditation
British Museum Virtual Tour
The Victorian Way
Self Care as a Caregiver – How to protect from Burn Out
Virtual Longleek Safari
Basics with Babish
Underwater National Park
Bon Appetit Food Discovery Show
The Good Life Talk Show
Name of Org.
How they can help
Dementia Helpline (open all day and free to call) - 0800 888 6678
The Admiral Nurse Dementia Helpline is for anyone with a question or concern about dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. This includes providing critical emotional and practical support to carers affected by the coronavirus (COVID-19) Their website also has fantastic information packs and support available to you for free. They have packs specially for the current situation as well as ones to help with every day life. Ring the helpline to seek confidential advice, signposting to relevant services and reassure concerns about a loved one living with dementia. They also provide a range of guided online videos from keeping well to demonstrating activities that you could do at home. Rare Dementia Support runs specialist support group services for individuals living with, or affected by, one of five rare dementia diagnoses. They usually run support groups however these have now moved online, follow the web link to see their meeting scheduled and get booked on. Age UK's advice line is a free, confidential national phone service for older people, their families, friends, carers and professionals. Young Dementia have fantastic resources available on their website, but also have a directory they’ve compiled of forums and website where you can meet people in similar situations to yourselves online. Follow the link to be taken to the directory and start making connections today! If you follow the link to the website, you will be taken to the Alzheimer’s Society Dementia Directory. Use this search engine to find local online services available near you, as unfortunately all Alzheimer’s Dementia Groups remain closed until further notice. We have given examples of some of the groups you might find below, however remember they are determined on location, so find the ones you can attend by searching your address on the directory today. Held every Tuesday and Friday at 1:30pm on ZOOM, why not give it a go if you enjoy a sing song? Send an email or text to the contact details provided and someone will be in touch with the information. Contact either via email or text to receive details and timings of this ZOOM event. Held specifically nature lovers! Bird watchers, hikers and photographers can share their favourite photos as well as getting involved in other related activities. A skill or interest based online activity group can give you the opportunity to take part in a fun, structured activity. Activities can include bingo, quizzes, singing etc. The groups are run by an expert facilitator with relevant skills and are open to anyone affected by dementia.
Web - www.dementiauk.org/get- support/coronavirus-covid-19
Web - www.alzscot.org
Dementia Helpline (open all day and free to call) - 0808 808 3000
Web - www.raredementiasupport.org/meetings/ Email - firstname.lastname@example.org Web – www.ageuk.org.uk/information- advice/coronavirus/staying-safe-and-well-at- home/
Rare Dementia Support
Tel - 0800 055 6112
Web – https://www.youngdementiauk.org/support- friendship-online
Web - www.alzheimers.org.uk/find-support- near-you
Dementia Connect Support Line - 0333 150 3456
Tel - 07875378628
The Singing Café
Email - email@example.com
Tel - 0115 748 4220
Coronavirus – Outdoor Lovers Chat
Email - firstname.lastname@example.org
Tel – 01904 929 444
Online Stretch & Quiz
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