- Our informal workshops are proven to slow the progress of dementia through Cognitive Stimulation Therapy (CST)*
- Come along and share common everyday difficulties with others in an environment where you are not the only one going through this. You are not alone!
- We offer a FREE course of 15 weekly workshops in Bodmin, Wadebridge, St.Austell, Liskeard (with more venues to follow.)
- FREE groups now in place after the initial 15 weeks for those that wish to continue.
Who are the workshops for?
These workshops are available for people with mild to moderate dementia.
Where and when do the Memory Matters Workshops take place?
The FREE workshops take place in Cornwall:
St. Austell (Tuesdays)
Another venue TBC (Thursdays)
The workshops run once a week for 15 weeks and you will attend the same venue every week. The Workshops run from 10am-12.30pm
What happens in a Memory Matters Workshop?
The workshops last for two and a half hours in a friendly and relaxed environment. Our group leaders will make sure that everyone is comfortable, nobody is ever put on the spot and that everyone is involved.
The Workshop is in two parts with a short comfort break half way through the morning where refreshments will be provided.
10.15 CST Session
CST has been proven to help slow the progression of dementia for some people during clinical trials. It is recommended by the National Institute of Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) for everybody livng with a diagnosis of mild to moderate dementia.
The Sessions are light hearted and fun, they run with the same structure each time for familiarity. Starting with a look at the newspaper and a fun word activity to warm up our brains.
Each session has a different topic, eg. Famous Faces, Occupations, Current Affairs, childhood, creativity, food.
11.30 Living Well Session
Live well sessions give an opportunity to explore how to live well with a diagnosis of dementia with the support of your peers. The topics include nutrition, memory prompts, legal matters, future planning, safety and other issues or questions that arise through discussion. Outside speakers often come to present to the groups.
Once you have completed the 15 weeks you will be offered a place on FREE maintenance sessions that are designed to keep up the thinking skills and to keep you connected with your peers. These run at least once a month.
If you would like to book a place on our Free Workshops fill in our Memory Matters Workshops Referral Form.
If you need any help or would like to find out more about our Full Day Clubs call Christine on 01752 243333
All enquiries are welcome at Memory Matters whether you’re worried about a friend, family member or yourself.
Need More Support?
If you would like more support, Memory Matters run for full day support, including a shared lunch. These clubs run In Plymouth, Devon and Bodmin, Cornwall. The full Day Clubs are self funded and there is a fee.
*CST is recommended by the National Institute of Health & Clinical Excellence for all people living with mild to moderate dementia