Spring & Port Wine at The Ilkley Playhouse

Regretfully, The Ilkley Playhouse have said that despite all our best efforts to publicise the 16th March DF Matinee of Spring and Port Wine we have taken the decision to cancel the performance due to poor ticket sales.


Otley Players to tackle emotive subject

The emotive subject of Alzheimer’s Disease is the theme of a one-act play at the Otley Labour Rooms this month. The Otley Players will be performing The Last Memory which tells the story of Ernest and his daughter Lynne…

When Ernest is diagnosed with the condition, he creates a plan to leave a vital imprint of who he is... and chooses Lynne to be the keeper of his memories.
 
Performances are at 4pm and 7pm on Saturday March 9 and at 2pm on Sunday March 10. Tickets cost £4 from Brown's Gallery on Wesley Street or by emailing otleyplayersotley [AT] gmail [DOT] com.

A third of ticket sales are being donated to Otley Action for Older People so not only are you getting a great piece of theatre you’re helping the community too.


Winter weather preparation for someone with dementia

With snow and icy winter weather on the way, it’s important that your loved one with dementia is kept safe and warm. Here’s where to start…

Cranking up the central heating and putting on an extra layer are all part and parcel of dealing with wintry weather. But for someone with dementia, these sort of actions don’t always come naturally. For example, they may struggle with their heating system or even forget how to operate it. Meanwhile, their dressing habits could also be affected – either by a loss of mobility or an inability to work out what clothing might be suitable.

Read more of this article on Unforgettable.org.


Making Space

Making Space provides support, information and guidance for those living with memory loss, confusion or dementia, and for their carers. They get to know you as an individual and recommend the support specific to your needs.

 


Addingham Amble

Totally Locally Addingham put on this great event, the Addingham Amble, to support the Alzheimer's Society Memory Walks on 16 September 2018 - well done to all involved! This is the short promotional video. An amazing and emotional film.

Video supplied by @TotallyLocallyAddingham with thanks.


Patron visits Dementia Friendly Ilkley Action

Dementia Friendly Ilkley ActionPictured with their patron Alan Titchmarsh are members of Dementia Friendly Ilkley Action Judith Ellis, Alison Eagle, Sylvia Bergin and Sally Chawner-Baxter
13 Oct 2016

"ALAN Titchmarsh took time out after his appearance at the Ilkley Literature Festival to visit the Clarke Foley Centre, where he met members of Dementia Friendly Ilkley Action, DFIA, of which he is patron.

He was keen to find out more about dementia, how it affects people and those who care for them and especially the work of the group in Ilkley. He was interested to hear how businesses and organisations can become dementia friendly and pleased to hear that numbers are growing of those in Ilkley who have written action plans and are recognised as becoming dementia friendly, allowing them to display the...


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