Many thanks to Clonmel Rotary Club who kindly presented a cheque for €500 to the Tipperary Memory Support Group, which will be used to fund therapeutic activities.
Larkspur Park Tennis Club Cashel kindly hosted a social evening for members of the Tipperary Lets Talk Memory Support Group. Chairperson Paul Anglim presented a cheque for €1000 which will be used by the group to fund therapeutic activities. It was a great evening and many thanks to the Larkspur Tennis.
Let’s Talk Tipperary Memory Support Group was launched on the 10th May 2019 in the Town Hall by Councillor Ritchie Molloy Mayor of Clonmel. The support group offers people in the early stages of dementia a chance to get together in a social setting to chat, share practical advice, discuss interests and support each other. The group is for people living in South Tipperary. We meet every Wednesday between 10.30 and 12.30 in Place 4 U Clonmel. For more information contact Anne/Mary at 087 0550050. Note: the group is currently not meeting due to the COVID-19 outbreak.
July 24th, 2015 Dr Caitriona Crowe Written submission to the joint oireachtas committee on health and children
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The National Dementia Strategy was launched on 17 December 2014 by Taoiseach Enda Kenny, Tánaiste Joan Burton and Minister Kathleen Lynch. We really welcome the publication of this document and the commitment the government has made to raising awareness about dementia within our country. It is through raising awareness that we can create positive long term change. The strategy outlines that funding has been made available for three priority areas- namely intensive home care supports, GP education and training and dementia awareness. We are really grateful that our project lead and consortium member, Dr. Caitriona Crowe was a member of the National Dementia Strategy Working Group that produced this document. We feel it is important and positive that a working group with everyday experiences of dementia and dementia care got to influence what the strategy entails so that the person with dementia is always at the center.
The strategy can be downloaded from the Department of Health Website.
"Former Tipp Hurling Star opens library for dementia sufferers", The Nationalist, September 2014
"South Tipp pilot project to aid dementia patients at home" :The Nationalist, August 2012
'Keeping care in the home', Health Supplement, Irish Times, September 2012
'South Tipperary rolls out pilot project to aid Alzheimers and dementia sufferers', The Nationalist, February 2013
This is a very touching video from one of the carers we met in the early days of our project. When we met Jason he was caring for his mother at home. The 5 Steps offered Jason some support with this, but you might like to listen to Jason tell his own story, in a video he made himself in December 2012;
The Five Steps Project would like to thank Jason for taking the time to make this video and to think about what the project meant to him and his mother. It's really great to see the influence a simple approach can have on someone's quality of life and the feedback on the supports is invaluable. Thank you Jason :)
Peggy our community connector is always out and about, meeting people and creating community links to enhance the lived experiences for those with dementia. Peggy has great knowledge and experiences in dementia and has been working really hard to meet with local groups, invested in local communities and local people. Peggy's has been so busy since she began her post almost eleven months ago, making huge progress in terms of creating links, highlighting whats available in local communities, developing community groups and creating awareness about dementia. And her good work continues as she is set to be very busy in the coming months. As part of her role, Peggy provides education, training and dementia awareness to local community groups, at their request. Over the coming months Peggy will be out and about in the following areas;
South Tipperary Dementia. Local and National News
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