. I recently attended a talk on Dementia. I thought I knew what it was. It turns out I had no idea of how it destroys the brain bit by bit causing nerve cell death and tissue loss. Sounds frightening doesn’t it? I listened to Eula, the speaker, talk of her experience of working with Alzheimers and Dementia. She is passionate about raising awareness of the illness so it will no longer be stigmatised and to highlight the amazing work that carers and caregivers do. I have never been through so many emotions in an hour of listening to someone…

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Recently I went to play Bingo. Yes, that’s right, Bingo,  I had been invited by Doris to meet the Lunch Bunch Alzheimer’s support & social group she runs, and it was great fun. The Lunch Bunch are a friends meeting group, run and organised by the dedication and experience of carers and former carers within the group in Cheshire. With support from the  Council and great fund raising by the group they provide many ventures outside of their usual meeting place too. When I met Doris the organiser I instantly saw what a lovely caring woman she is, listening to…

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I am rubbish at sewing, I take all my minor alterations to a local shop and pay to have them done. But I saw something at a cafe in our area that could save me money, they’ve started a sewing bee! Learn to use a sewing machine with expert help on hand Having not used a sewing machine for years I needed help, I could never thread it right. I needed step-by-step instruction about threading and tension and it was all available here in the group. Have access to equipment without having to splash out There are a few sewing…

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