May 31, 2018

Dementia Friends Training

My constituency staff team and I completed Dementia Friends training this week. The training is a one-hour session which gave us all a better understanding of the issues people living with dementia may face, using practical exercises and discussing some of the ways different types of dementia can affect the mind. You can arrange a Dementia Friends training session for …

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July 12, 2017

United Against Dementia Campaign Drop-In

Earlier this week I attended an Alzheimer’s Society event for parliamentarians to learn more about the issues affecting people with dementia. There are 850,000 people living with dementia in the UK and it is the 21st Century’s biggest killer. In Cardiff Central there are estimated to be 4,000 people living with dementia. Having dementia can have a devastating impact on the …

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December 5, 2016

Cân Cymru Winter Collection – Can You Help?

Cân Cymru is running a 3 day Christmas collection on the 8th, 9th and 10th December. They are looking for any old iPods or MP3 players that are unused, to help aid reminiscent therapy for sufferers of Alzheimer’s. My constituency office will be open as a drop off point on December 8th/9th. If you have any old iPods/MP3 players that …

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September 15, 2016

Jo Becomes a Patron of CÂN Cymru

This week I was delighted to accept an invitation to become a patron of CÂN Cymru. Founded in 2016 by Luke Fletcher, a student at Cardiff University, CÂN Cymru are a new organisation seeking to improve the quality of life of those suffering from Alzheimer’s through reminiscent therapy. Currently their flagship initiative is the use of music as a means for reminiscent therapy. …

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May 26, 2016

Pioneering Dementia Research at Cardiff University

Last week I visited Cardiff University to see how they are working with Alzheimer’s Research UK to lead the fight against dementia. Currently 850,000 people are living with dementia in the UK, including approximately 3,700 in Cardiff alone and we urgently need better ways to treat and prevent the diseases that cause it. During this visit, I witnessed projects at Cardiff …

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