What is a Memory Box?
A memory box is a time capsule that connects an individual or group of people with the past through the items that the box contains.
A memory box is different to a memory book.
There are many reasons why you may want to make up a memory box, maybe to help preserve your own families memories, to educate children or maybe, as we are going to do today, for somebody with dementia to help stimulate their memory
Is committed to improving its services for those living with Dementia and began our journey in February of this year with all staff undertaking Dementia Awareness Training after our Community Development Officer met with Elin Jones of Ty Hapus to discuss Dementia Friendly Project in the area.
Moving forward, Barry Town Council are keen to continue supporting Dementia Friendly Initiatives and are hoping to work with the Shop Local Barry Group to introduce even more Dementia Friendly Initiatives.
Below are contact details for Dementia Friendly Barry Steering Group. Please contact direct for more. Or you would like to join Barry Dementia Friendly community steering group.
Barry Town Dementia Friendly Steering Group
Chairman: Jane Weldon
Volunteer Dementia Champion Alzheimer's Society
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Carers Support and Information
If you are looking after a relative, neighbour or friend who is unable to manage at home due to long term illness, age, disability or substance misuse you are a carer. By a carer, we do not mean an agency worker, paid or volunteer carer. Caring can be rewarding but it can also affect your homelike, work life, free time and your relationship with the person you care for. You don’t have to live in the same house as that person to be their carer. Carers are not paid a wage to provide support and are sometimes referred to as unpaid/family/informal carers.
A Young carer is defined as someone under 18 who provides care on an unpaid basis for another person. The person they look after may be a parent, brother or sister, a grandparent or another relative.