14th June 2019
Chorlton Central Church
8pm- 10.30pm Join us for a night of fun, food and frivolity to raise funds for TDS.
Can you help us promote this by word of mouth, email, social media, circulating posters and fliers? Can you help us on the day by setting up, serving food, staffing the bar, collecting the glasses, raffle and ticket sellers? or just come and bring your friends or family for an enjoyable evening of fun and laughter. Cost is £15 per ticket (or £ 16.58 thro
Together In Song are a gospel choir group, made up of members of the local community who are living with dementia or who care for somebody with dementia, and we are delighted to announce that their music is now available to purchase. They have recorded 5 tracks for your enjoyment, which could be an excellent Christmas stocking filler that supports a local community project. An enormous thank you to our choir leader Kadria Thomas for her hard work to bring this project to frui
Together Dementia Support are delighted to be on the shortlist for the National Lottery’s People’s Projects funding competition! How will the funding be used?
If we won funding, our group would use the funding to purchase an accessible minibus to enable people living with dementia to attend group activities and improve their quality of life. The minibus will mean that they will be able to attend their sessions, especially the gospel choir which sings regularly at community e
Welcome to our new Service Manager, Vicky Kay. Vicky will work closely with Sally doing a mix of delivery of groups and strategic planning and fundraising (our priority for the year!) Vicky previously worked as an Activities Coordinator at a nursing home with 2 Elderly & Mentally Infirm (EMI) wards; As a Development Worker for a very small local charity supporting blind and partially sighted people; and as a Service Manager at a national charity supporting older people. Vicky
We would like to thank all of the wonderful volunteers who made it possible to organise the Together In Song Christmas Party last week. Together In Song is Together Dementia Support’s gospel choir for local people living with dementia and their carers and families. Along with family and friends, the Together In Song choir enjoyed a great Christmas get-together with music and dancing, and some lovely volunteers helped to run the event and served the party-goers some delicious
The Fabulous Forgetful Friends, a group managed by Together Dementia Support, decided that they would make a film to challenge people’s negativity about having dementia. They feel that the public don’t know the range of people who are living well with dementia (of which Alzheimer’s is the most common form). They wanted to show that they are active citizens, trying to do all they can to battle with the difficulties that dementia can bring. For some it’s about keeping physi
The Beyond Dementia Exhibition, which was curated by our Fabulous Forgetful Friends group, has been extended due to popular demand. Activities in the new exhibition schedule will include: Artist workshops, Mindfulness for Carers sessions, Dementia Awareness Training, Conversation sessions with Dementia experts, film screenings and much more. Don’t delay, put it in your diary today! We look forward to seeing you at the Whitworth At gallery. All events are free, but we advise t
Venue: Manchester Central Library
Date: Wednesday 8th November 2017
Time: 11am-3pm An exhibition will take place at Manchester Central Library to show the findings from the ‘Neighbourhoods and Dementia’ research in Manchester and Sweden. Created in collaboration with the University of Manchester and Greater Manchester West Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust, the exhibition aims to explore ‘What is needed in neighbourhoods to enable people living with dementia to be active c
Happy Hallowe’en from everyone at the Together Dementia Support team, we hope you have a spook-tacular day! Some of our group members have had a frightfully good time coming up with their spooky outfits….have a look at some of the pictures…if you dare! #charity #dementia
Thank you to everyone who has voted for Together Dementia Support so far in the Aviva Community Fund Competition! For those who haven’t yet had a chance to do so, there is still time! Together Dementia Support provide support for people living with dementia in our local community, and if we are successful in the Aviva funding competition, it will enable us to continue providing companionship, support and social activities for people with isolated dementia at the Moss Side Fri
Date: 6th November 2017
Location: Home, Tony Wilson Place, Manchester M15 4FN
Time: 10.30-16.00 The ESRC Festival of Social Science and the University of Manchester invite you to participate in an interactive workshop: ‘Being “in the moment” with music.’ The workshop aims to explore how we might better understand the experiences of people with dementia when they engage with music. Featuring: A Music in Mind taster session, led by Manchester Camerata. Testimony from people l
Date: 18th November 2017 Time: 19.30- 22.00 Venue: Chorlton Central Church, M21 8BF Entry Fee: £5 to include wine, cheese & live music Please join us for a fun, relaxing evening of wine and cheese…and a chance to bid for some amazing gifts and promises. 100% of proceeds of our charity auction will go towards funding Together Dementia Support’s community groups which provide much-needed support for people living with dementia in Manchester. Auction items will include: A weeken
At our Carer’s Drop In Session on 3rd October, our group discussed how to support contentment in relatives with dementia. At Chorlton Central Church, the group had a very positive discussion and came up with some top tips for Carers to increase wellbeing and contentment: Smile! Don’t contradict or citicise. Be humorous sometimes. Try singing, dancing or just being silly! Be affectionate with physical contact. Pay compliments and give praise. Play music and encourage singing.
Last week Together In Song, Together Dementia Support’s gospel choir, delivered a great performance in the beautiful setting of Manchester Cathedral. The performance was part of the Greater Manchester Black History Month Launch event on 26th September 2017 which featured performances from a number of other talented artists. Thanks to BHMGM for organising a fantastic event that showcased Manchester’s outstanding performing arts scene, and thank you to the Together In Song choi
Members of Fabulous Forgetful Friends, Together Dementia Support’s peer support and influencing group, had the brilliant opportunity to talk with staff from the Memory Clinic at Wythenshawe Hospital. We offered ideas about how dementia diagnoses could be better delivered: with someone to support you; by a professional who knows you as an individual; shown real empathy; given enough time to talk; offered hope and encouragement; with good, quick follow-up; with ongoing communit