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Let’s Talk About Dementia

5 February 2024

The Barnsley Third Sector Dementia Alliance in partnership with Dementia and Me would like to invite you to the Barnsley Dementia Conference, ‘Let’s Talk About Dementia’.

 

Wednesday 20 March 2024, 12 noon to 5pm

The Arena, Barnsley Metrodome, Queens Road, Barnsley, S71 1AN

 

The day is for people with dementia and their carers, health, social care and third sector providers to network, find out about the support available, share their experience and have their say.

Information stalls will be open for people to drop in 12 noon to 1pm and again 4pm to 5pm.

Keynote speakers and feedback discussions will take place between 1pm and 4pm. There will be opportunities to network and ask questions in between.

The dementia experience bus will be parked outside the event for people to have the chance to experience what it might feel like to have dementia. Please ask at the sign in desk on the day to book a 15 minute slot on the bus if you’d like to have a go.

The agenda and list of stall holders will be shared on the webpage closer to the time. Keep an eye out for more details!

The event will take place in the arena, the large room downstairs in the Metrodome. This is directly accessible around the back of the building.

There is plenty of free car parking. Disabled spaces may be limited. Some parking is available around the back closer to the event entrance. Stewards will be on hand to direct you on the day.

All are welcome to come and go as needed on the day. Please feel free to drop in at one of the information sessions and all are welcome to join in with the talks on offer throughout the afternoon. We look forward to welcoming you on the day!

If you are interested in attending and would like any more information, please contact dementiaandme@barnsley.gov.uk or 01226 773955.

 

Programme details:

12 noon    Arrival and refreshments

12-1pm    Drop in, explore information stalls and dementia experience bus

1pm           Welcome, Councillor Jo Newing (facilitator)

1.10pm     Early help: Supporting people with early diagnosis, Barnsley Third Sector Dementia Alliance

1.25pm     Dementia support pilot, Alzheimer’s Society

1.40pm     Wider hospice offer, Barnsley Hospice

1.50pm     Questions

2pm           Guest speakers: Caring for someone with dementia

2.15pm     Break and networking

2.35pm     Guest speakers: John Mallows and Gill Blake, South Yorkshire Police Dementia Support Network

2.50pm     Guest speaker: Dr Kalyan Seelam, Consultant Psychiatrist at South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

3.15pm     Questions

3.25pm     Barnsley’s dementia pathway, Emma White, Barnsley Council

3.40pm     Table discussion and feedback: Have we got the pathway right? Gaps, challenges, barriers

3.55pm     Close

4-5pm      Drop in, explore information stalls and dementia experience bus

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Get the rest you need and leave our specialised dementia team to look after your loved ones who are affected by dementia.

Full days, half days or pay as you go available please contact us on 01226 280057 for further information.

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Come along for a cuppa and a chat, youll get to meet our friendly staff and make new friends will our lovely members. If you would like any more information please ring us on 01226 280057 

Dementia Information and Support for Carers (DISC)

DISC is for carers and family members of people living with dementia. It is an 8 week programme of weekly sessions.

Between 1 - 3pm each day. At Crossroads (Barnsley) Ltd offices, Maple House, Maple Estate, Stocks Lane, Barnsley, S75 2BL.

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Dementia Information and Support for Carers (DISC)

The course will:

Improve your knowledge about Dementia.

Improve your confidence as a carer.

Give you practical information and advice about local services to help you and the person you care for.

Help you and the person you care for, to plan for the future.

Help you to prepare well for hospital visits, stays and discharges.

Help you to get the most out of your GP surgery.

Offer advice to improve the safety of your home and the person you care for.

Look after YOU and your wellbeing.

Help you and the person you care for to live well with Dementia.

Offer you follow on support after DISC.

Since our web page has started, we have hosted 2543 events, with 60 events still to come. 

Thank you for visiting. If you cannot find the information you are looking for, please contact any of our Dementia Champions within a Barnsley GP Practice. You can find a GP practice by clicking here:

GP Dementia Champions