Guardian Healthcare “For example, we are working to make Crawley a “dementia-friendly town”. We are increasing diagnosis rates and awareness while working with organisations such as the police and fire service to ensure there is a network of dementia-friendly organisations trying to make life as normal as possible for people suffering with dementia and for […]
Do you live in a dementia friendly environment?
It’s Dementia Awareness week until the 25th May. Do take part. Dementia will affect 1 in 3 over the age of 65. We all need to learn more. Many of us view dementia as a loss of memory and the ability to communicate. But what about the ability to see, or more to the point […]
“My mother fell in the Strawberries. We laughed till we cried”
Death Café – Sue Ryder, Thorpe Hall Hospice, Peterborough 13th May 2013 “My mother fell in the Strawberry patch and we laughed till we cried.” One loving memory of a mother, who having problems standing, had fallen over in her strawberry patch. Mum and daughters collapsing into gales of laughter as a result. Was it […]
The Death Cafe comes to Peterborough
Peterborough’s first Death Café Life, death, and cakes We at Borley Green are happy to be taking part in this event. Whenever we think of Peterborough we always remember that old Roy Kinnear ad with him dressed as a Roman Legionnaire. Just showing our age! Monday, May 13th Between 7pm and 9pm At The Great […]
Bury St Edmunds has a drop in Death Cafe
Life, death and doughnuts 30th April, 27th May and 24th June 7.00 pm – 10.00pm The Garden Room The Quaker Meeting House St John’s Street Bury St Edmunds IP33 1SJ (visit http://www.burystedmundsquakers.org for directions) There will be a drop in Death Cafe on the above dates in Bury St Edmunds. All are invited to come for all […]
People die and get dementia!
An elderly woman has died at 87 and she had dementia! Why aren’t we told this kind of thing can happen? At the age of 87 and suffering from dementia, the world says goodbye to Margaret Thatcher. Reaction to her death have been mixed. At the one end we have the sadness and grief of […]
Mourning coffee that gives you a lift
Woolpit solicitor Nigel George launched Suffolk’s first Death Café in October last year Billed as an evening of life, death, cake and contemplation, the event has been growing in popularity in the county ever since. Reporter Laura Smith attended the third of these. What does death mean to you? If you close your eyes and […]
“I’m an Atheist…thank God.”
Dave Allen, on God, death and the church has always been a source of inspiration and amusement to me. I can sometimes be accused of having an unhealthy obsession with death. ‘But we will all die’ I will say. ‘Yes but I don’t want to think about it’ comes the reply. That’s fair enough, who […]
We all have a best before date!
In the words of the late great Ralph Waldo Emerson “You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late.” or as Horace said, Carpe Diem – seize the day. Despite Louis Armstrong telling us we have all the time in the world, anyone whose seen the […]
Make a will – don’t leave it to George V!
More than 60% of the UK population don’t have a will. There’s a fear that if you make a will you’re tempting fate. This is a little like saying, ‘If I take out fire insurance my house will burst into flames’ It wont happen, making a will wont kill you! Making a will means you […]