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Cupcakes, butterflies, favourite books and china mugs

Published: 14th November 2019

More talk, more tables please!


"Dear Church"

Published: 25th September 2019

Making sense of an upside-down world


"Dear Younger-self..."

Published: 17th September 2019

Brave and foolish or a wasted time?


"Dear Carers"

Published: 10th September 2019

An open letter to those with a sacred vocation


"Dear Dementia..."

Published: 3rd September 2019

Fear of a name increases fear of the thing itself


Are they different today? Consider delirium…

Published: 7th July 2019

Enlightening session at Royal Shrewsbury Hospital


'Eliza Grey' plays Shifnal

Published: 10th June 2019

'Eliza Grey' play - helping your church and community to become more dementia-friendly


Positive Conversations

Published: 30th May 2019

"All it takes to see we're still us"


Coup de Co-op

Published: 5th April 2019

Friendly staff in Shifnal


Ellesmere Deanery – the first Dementia-Friendly Deanery!

Published: 26th March 2019

14-church landmark in Shropshire


Meres and Meadows taking steps to become more dementia-friendly

Published: 14th March 2019

Interview with the vicar, Revd Maureen Read


St Mary’s Ellesmere takes steps to become more dementia-friendly

Published: 7th March 2019

Jeremy Stretton is Dementia coordinator for a church in north Shropshire


Petton Church’s steps to become more dementia-friendly

Published: 7th February 2019

The 14 churches of Ellesmere Deanery have signed up to becoming Dementia-friendly Churches


Take 5 Churches

Published: 14th December 2018

Read the experiences of two Dementia-Friendly Church coordinators


It's as easy as 1,2,3

Published: 13th September 2018

Thinking about dementia can be overwhelming, but small steps add up.


Taylored to nursing homes

Published: 27th July 2018

Good practice for visiting nursing and residential homes


Dementia-Focused Prayers to Share

Published: 5th July 2018

St Andrew's Church, Church Aston recently held a dementia-friendly Songs of Praise service.


Open Heart Surgery?

Published: 22nd May 2018

Admin Admiration at GP centres


St Andrew’s Church Aston - a church that’s becoming more dementia-friendly

Published: 10th May 2018

Among other things, news of a Dementia-friendly 'Songs of Praise' this coming Sunday


That winning feeling

Published: 9th February 2018

Su Parker reflects on an award-winning night for the Diocese.


Tough talk

Published: 30th January 2018

Moments that can open up constructive conversations


Dementia-Friendly Churches at the heart of Dementia-Friendly Communities

Published: 25th June 2017

A longer version of a blog written for the Alzheimer's Society


Learn from St Matthews

Published: 4th March 2017

A simple Easter service at Donnington Wood, Telford


Forgetting and Remembering

Published: 15th November 2016

Forgetting and Remembering - Prayer Shawls as a Powerful Way of Remembering


Living Well with Dementia

Published: 6th June 2016

Nearly 50 people gathered at St Andrew's Church Shifnal last month, for the start of Dementia Awareness Week 2016. Rachel Christophers, winner last November's 'Best Resident/Relative Contribution' in the national Dementia Care Awards, spoke on 'Living well with dementia'.


Meeting people where they are – the light shining through

Published: 22nd April 2016

A post inspired by Josie Edwards, co-ordinator for St Matthew's Church, Donnington Wood with a local residential home for adults with complex needs.


Deficit, decline, death & letting go, letting loose, releasing?

Published: 24th September 2015

Words from Rev Dr Sam Wells' "Thought for the Day" on dementia on 22 September have been living with me.


"Dear Dementia..."

Published: 6th September 2015

Revd Zoe Heming, the curate in Hodnet Deanery (in and around Market Drayton) has written a 'Dear Dementia' letter.


Granddad remembered at wedding

Published: 3rd September 2015

When Meg got married in August, she wanted to remember her granddad. He had had dementia and he died earlier in the year.


Don’t talk about “suffering from dementia” or “victims”

Published: 7th August 2015

"Words are very powerful - they can build you up or put you down. When you are speaking about dementia remember this."

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