May 15th

Dementia Awareness Week

By Mary B

It seems that every week is an awareness week for something........

 

However this particular subject - dementia - is of particular concern to me, as I lead a local initiative to make our town dementia friendly. I know many of us have experience of this terrible affliction through family members.

 

Alzheimer's Society want us all to become more aware of the following facts and figures: 

 

       225,000 will develop dementia this year, that’s one person every three minutes 

     Alzheimer’s Society research shows that 850,000 people in the UK live with a form of dementia. In less than ten years a million people will be living with dementia.     This will soar to two million people by 2051 

     Dementia costs the UK economy over £26 billion per year. This is the equivalent of more than £30,000 per person with dementia 

     Alzheimer’s Society champions the rights of people living with dementia and the millions of people who care for them 

     Alzheimer’s Society works in England, Wales and Northern Ireland 

     Alzheimer's Society supports people to live well with dementia today and funds research to find a cure for tomorrow. We rely on voluntary donations to continue our vital work. You can donate now by calling 0845 306 0898 or visiting alzheimers.org.uk  

   Anyone looking for confidential advice, information and support, can call Alzheimer’s Society’s National Dementia Helpline on 0300 222 11 22. You can also email enquiries to helpline@alzheimers.org.uk or visit alzheimers.org.uk

Alzheimer's Society report ‘Building Dementia Friendly Communities: A priority for everyone’ can be found here: https://www.alzheimers.org.uk/downloads/file/1916/building_dementia_friendly_communities_a_priority_for_everyone

 

 

May 2nd

A Blog of little...

By phillip J W

...Joy but much teaching !

We had  built a timber frame outside our french window for a grape vine to grow on.

It has done well, but then we desided if we places a translusent roof on it it would amplify the warmth whilst keepig it a dry place to sit.

We bought the roofing - & thought...

And eventually last Saturday it was dry & windless & we gave it a go.   All essential cross-beams in place we had lunch;  then after a short digesting rest we began again.

I climbed my ladder & was just screwing in the first piece of the covering when the ladder slid in one direction - & I in the other.

My head met-up with the edge of a stone step & my hip & elbows encountered the sand stone paving... Very hard !  

Ambulance,  big strong paramedics, A & E.

then around 11.40pm I was discharged.

 

My good GP says I will take a while to feel better - & longer to mend, & at 71-years not to go climbing ladders !  I ache!

May 1st

May Day Ditty by Della Hodgson James

By Mary B

May day is coming

When all will be gay,

‘Twil be fun and frolic

All the live, long day.

Flowers in the green woods

In the orchard, too,

Leaflets are growing

Every thing so new.

 

May, May, May

May, May, May,

May, May, May

Is that all that I can say.

 

May day is coming

May day is here,

The very happiest day

Of all the glad new year.

 

Call me early, Mother

Call me early, pray.

For we must crown the King,

The King, and Queen of May.

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