Doing more for dementia in Wirksworth

The Wirksworth Memory Box scheme, which was set up by the Hannage Brook PPG, has moved on. After trialling it for a year it became clear that it was underused except by members of Waltham House. It was felt that perhaps the boxes were too big and heavy and in places somewhat inaccessible! We are hoping that the revised system is more user- friendly.

The contents of some of the boxes have been put into light-weight bags which can be easily carried over the shoulder. Some of these bags can be loaned from the library and others can be loaned from Waltham House.

As before, such items are intended to stimulate memory and encourage interaction between carers/visitors and those living with dementia by making communication easier, reducing boredom, depression and isolation whilst providing an enjoyable activity. 

To borrow a box/bag please sign the recording book at either venue.

Such items are intended to stimulate memory and encourage interaction between carers/visitors and sufferers by making communication easier, reducing boredom, depression and isolation whilst providing an enjoyable activity. They are stored at two venues in Wirksworth: Wirksworth Library and Waltham House.

To borrow a bag or box please register at either of the above venues or the Town Hall. Completed forms should be left at the Town Hall after which you will be issued with a numbered card. Lock boxes are also available to borrow and “Fiddle Muffs” are free.

If you would like to receive a pamphlet with more information please contact Chris Saunders, Chair of the PPG and The Dementia Project  Team.  chris.saunders@live.co.uk

Doing more for Dementia in Wirksworth  is now working closely with the Alzheimer’s Society to establish Wirksworth as a Dementia Friendly Community.

This venture is only just beginning its journey so if you would like to join the steering group you would be most welcome.

The Wirksworth Memory Box Scheme has added Memory Bags to the collection.

You can also follow us on Facebook  Dementia Friendly Wirksworth

 

Updated May 2018