Help dementia cultural development

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Raised by 11 people in 20 months
Please help us by making  a donation (if you can) to help us make a positive difference in the lives of those who have been affected by dementia but are unable to find  adequate cultural support due to the lack of facilities and understanding. your donation will help  us to continue and expand on the work we are doing and help us

After the death of our mother Pearl Wilson due to Alzheimer's we found there was a lack of cultural support and adequate awareness for people from African and Caribbean Decent during the ten year period from her diagnosis asna result of this we have  set up a support group to help other carers who are in the same position and those who may end up in a simular position  to the one  we were in because their family member or friend may be suffering from Alzheimer's  but have not yet been diagnosed.

We aim to run a series of awareness campaigns to help members of the African and Caribbean Community get a better understanding of dementia and any related illnesses, learn more about early warning signs, remove the stigma of having Alzheimer Disease and encourage regular check ups, diagnoses and how to cope and ensure a quality of life for the affected loved one is obtained.

Culture plays a big role in the quality of life for the individual suffering with Alzheimer's especially for people from BME communities and is crucial toward helping the individual feel comfortable, familiar, safe and can help reduce the rate of decline.

We aim to setup, promote and assist existing African and Caribbean Culturally sensitive day centres across the UK, along with this we will develop Memory Cafes and sing for the brain programs to help improve the lives of anyone who is suffering from early stage dementia and their carers.

We aim to encourage relevant Caribbean Restaurants to introduce a Meals on Wheels service to help people who are not well enough to cook for themselves or carers who are unable to cook the type of food that the person they are caring for may expect or is use to.

We are also developing a website  which can be found at  www.pearlsupportnetwork.org.uk  and a mobile app for carers and sufferers of dementia and related services where they can find support and network with people of African and Caribbean decent who have either experienced the loss of someone through dementia or Alzheimer's or they are experiencing it now, the site will give members a chance to interact with each other, where carers, care workers, and care homes can ask questions and get answers from someone who is qualified to do so or some who has been through it themselves. The website will also offer links to useful services and advice on what they should expect from Social Services.

We are also looking at developing culturally sensitive products for people with dementia which will also be used by care homes and day centres as part of their daily activities for dementia sufferers.

All we are asking for is a donation where possible, it really doesn't matter how small as anything will help and we also hope you will share this as much as you can also feel free to get in touch if you require further information.

Thank You.

Karl & Junior Wilson
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We have managed to get some support from the Birmingham Museum Trust by way of them making their premises available to us to launch our first culturally sensitive Memory Cafe, we are also looking at creating some Caribbean memory boxes for use by people who are caring for anyone with Dementia.
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Also we would really appreciate as many shares as possible to help drive momentum of the campaign, thank you so much.
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Although the website is still under development we have now made it available to the public and are now moving into stage two of the project which is to develop and/or encourage others to start up and host culturally sensitive memory cafes and day centres around the UK, and to list and highlight any suitable existing ones currently in place.
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£250 of £5,000 goal

Raised by 11 people in 20 months
Created September 5, 2016
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I would rather you link up with an existing organisation and help build them up. Cultural Dementia UK www.culturedementiauk.org

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