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1 million Dementia Friends announced

The Alzheimer’s Society announced last week that they have successfully trained 1 million Dementia Friends. Dr Trevor Adams, Livability’s Dementia Friendly Churches Associate, said: ‘We are

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Allotments, community and dementia

How tending a Brighton allotment is helping people living with dementia to connect to the world – and people – around them. An allotment with steps and a compost loo might not be the obvious place

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BIG Mental Health Day addresses demand for more knowledge and support

On Saturday 10 October, people from across the country will come together for The BIG Mental Health Day in London to energise the conversation around supporting those experiencing a mental health problem. The

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BIG Mental Health Day packed with discussion, stories and exploration

On World Mental Health Day, hundreds of church leaders, mental health professionals and members of the public came together for The BIG Mental Health Day hosted by Livability and Premier Mind and Soul. Around

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Building Dementia Friendly Church: Livability and the Alzheimer’s Society publish new guidelines for church and faith communities

Livability and Alzheimer’s Society are delighted to announce the publication of this new resource to support those living with dementia. Created through the partnership of two national charities, Livability

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Celebrating our people – A Project Worker dedicated to improving health outcomes for disabled people through horticultural therapy

Much has been written recently about the healing power of nature. Nowhere is this more in evidence than at Livability Holton Lee, where the Flourish project offers a range of land based activities to disabled

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Church can be a place to welcome people living with dementia

We all need to find ways of creating more inclusive communities for those living with dementia. Churches are ideally placed to make an important response, says Livability’s Associate on Dementia, Charlotte

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Creativity and the dementia friendly church – Livability explores approaches to support people living with dementia

The role of using creative approaches in developing dementia friendly churches was the subject of an event held yesterday by Livability. The event drew together church leaders, community workers and carers

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Dancing with Dementia and why the church is so important

The Dementia Friendly Churches programme works with church leaders on how to best support people with dementia within the church and in the community. Livability Associate Trevor Adams tells us why this

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Designing for Dementia

With 850,000 people diagnosed with Dementia in the UK, and numbers set to rise to over 1 million by 2025, we urgently need to create accessible communities that enable those affected. We talked to Altro,

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