Young At Heart ULO: 15 April 2019

April 20, 2019 by Alison Watson-Shields - 0 Comments

This week at Young At Heart ULO we have took part in a range of activities and spent time with researchers from Newcastle University to discuss their #PriDem research progress.

Young at Heart ULO: 1 April 2019

April 5, 2019 by Alison Watson-Shields - 0 Comments

This week at Young At Heart ULO we have been very busy taking part in interesting activities and launching 2 new groups!

Dementia Awareness Week: a family carer’s message to professionals

May 28, 2013 by Alison Watson-Shields - 0 Comments

Every week or day of the year, it seems, is designated to remind us of some issue or medical condition. The public, and indeed care professionals, could be forgiven for awareness fatigue. So what is particular to dementia that sets it apart from all these other claims on our attention? Well, firstly the stats. According […]

Tackling Communications

November 24, 2012 by Alison Watson-Shields - 0 Comments

The Arc

Rebuilding communication between service providers, those experiencing dementia, and their carers. Wednesday 23rd January 2013, 1pm to 4pm ARC, Stockton is inviting organisations, groups and individuals in Stockton who offer resources for people experiencing dementi and their carers to come together with the aim of tackling current communication pitfalls. Stockton offers many resources for people […]

Learning for Carers grant launched

November 3, 2012 by Alison Watson-Shields - 0 Comments

Skills for Care has launched a new grant to support the learning needs of unpaid carers. Carers spend a significant proportion of their life providing unpaid support to family, or possibly friends. This could be caring for a relative, partner or friend who is ill, frail, disabled or has mental health or substance misuse problems. […]

Mindfull of Music

March 27, 2012 by Alison Watson-Shields - 0 Comments

Until recently Apollo Arts ran Mindfull of Music programme for people with dementia and their carers at ARC, Dovecot Street, Stockton. This programme engages people with dementia in singing and musical activity, drawing on long term memory and remaining skills. It has been demonstrated that it helps build confidence, self-esteem and promotes well-being. There will […]

Mindfull of Music – Use it or Lose it

March 26, 2012 by Alison Watson-Shields - 0 Comments

  Today I received the sad news that The Arc’s pioneering music project may have to end. Mindfull of Music sessions, which started 18 onths ago, are due to finish at the end of the month due to low attendance at the sessions. The Mindfull of Music sessions have been running for quite some time […]

Mental Health Carers Forum, TEWV NHS

November 30, 2011 by Alison Watson-Shields - 0 Comments

Today is quite an exciting day, I received confirmation that I will be attending the Services for Older People Mental Health Forum in December to introduce and discuss a new project that I am working on with Clevearc. This is great news as the project has been in the pipeline since February of this year […]

Fusion Cafe, Kirkdale Lodge, Stockton on Tees

January 1, 2010 by Alison Watson-Shields - 0 Comments

This month’s entertainment is provided by Jean – ¬†Forties Remembered (subject to change without notice). If you are caring for a person with Dementia, please bring them along to Kirkdale Lodge in Stockton to see how the service can benefit you. The service is provided free of charge to service users and provides refreshments and […]

Fusion Cafe, Kirkdale Lodge, Stockton on Tees

by Alison Watson-Shields - 0 Comments

This month’s entertainment is the variety show “When I’m Cleaning Windows” (subject to change without notice). If you are caring for a person with Dementia, please bring them along to Kirkdale Lodge in Stockton to see how the service can benefit you. The service is provided free of charge to service users and provides refreshments […]