Author Archives: Colin Bray

A Great End To Dementia Action Week At Watermeadow Grange Care Home, Topsham

Gina Awad with a few of the 14 fabulous people in the Exmouth Room at the incredibly warm and wonderful Watermeadow Grange Care Home in Topsham. Thank you to Selina for inviting the Exeter Dementia Alliance to share information and … Continue reading

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Topsham COSY Walk for Dementia Action Week

On the eve of Dementia Action Week 2024 the brilliant Andy from Coast and Country Walking hosted a walk of route 8 of the Exeter Dementia Action Alliance COSY routes created by our friend, marathon runner, and navigator extraordinaire Jo … Continue reading

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Dementia Interpreters Session With Training2Care

Thank you so much to Training2Care and such an engaging Dementia Interpreters group. We had some great discussions and shared learning around the importance of communication and language in the context of dementia. We also shared several interactive and practical … Continue reading

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South West Water – April Dementia Session

Thank you so much inductees to the SW Water Operational team for sharing and engaging with can be a challenging conversation about dementia. Feedback from the team included: “Today I learned that dementia is not just about memory loss.” “I didn’t … Continue reading

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The Alliance Pays Tribute To Tony Husband And Celebrate 10 Years Of Shining A Light On Dementia

Last Monday, 25th March, saw a gathering of Alliance supporters to remember and celebrate the life of our friend Tony Husband and mark ten years of Alliance work across Exeter. Thank you to everyone who made the event possible. For … Continue reading

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Exeter Businessman Simon Almond Supports the Alliance With Dementia Interpreters Training

The Exeter Dementia Action Alliance have partnered with Training2Care who are pioneers of the Virtual Dementia Tour (VDT) in the UK. Training2Care have now created Dementia Interpreters training addressing the vital importance of communication and language in dementia support. Gina … Continue reading

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2024 Bi-Monthly Dementia Sessions With South West Water Begin…

At our recent dementia session at South West Water we learnt that 6 out of the 7 attendees had personally been affected by dementia. Our huge admiration goes to them for feeling able to share their experiences relating to their … Continue reading

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Herbert Protocol – What To Do When a Vulnerable Person Goes Missing

Do you know about the Herbert Protocol?  “It’s an invaluable resource for vulnerable people which can be completed, kept at home and given to the police force if the person goes missing and returned when they are found,” explains Gina Awad, … Continue reading

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Tribute To Tony Husband

We are heartbroken at the news our friend and colleague Tony Husband has passed. He was a wonderful man, generous with his time and talents with everyone he met. He supported us with original cartoons and his warm wit for … Continue reading

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Thank You Exeter Chiefs!

A huge thank you to Exeter Chiefs Foundation for supporting the Alliance during the past season and for choosing us along with the other great local charities. Your support has been constant and hugely important to us for many years. … Continue reading

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