When asked whether they were confident online, Mary laughed and said: “I’m not up on all this technology stuff.” As meeting other people physically was most likely not an option, the Hertswise Team lent Bill and Mary a tablet, donated from Age UK Hertfordshire. The team help them set up the tablet and downloaded appsContinue reading “With our Hertswise dementia hubs closed and face-to-face meetings limited, Bill and Mary were stuck with options on how to meet their friends.”
Since her diagnosis of dementia, Heather & her husband Mick, have been attending their local Hertswise dementia hub in Bishops Stortford. They both thoroughly enjoyed their time at the club, especially Heather as it gave her a chance to read which she loved. Unfortunately the club had to close in March 2020 due to COVID-19,Continue reading ““It’s been great all round support, finding things out for me and regular calls to see if we are doing okay. It’s been great!””
NHS East of England have produced their Older people’s mental health and dementia newsletter for 2020. Please download it below.
Lockdown was a new experience for everyone, especially Jackie who had to rely on outside help for basic tasks such as food shopping. Jackie, 78 years old, has been living with multiple health conditions such as Addison’s disease, Angina and diabetes for some time. She was able to have some form of control over these,Continue reading ““I wouldn’t know what I would have done without Gill shopping for me during lockdown.””
Chris has been caring for her 79 year old husband Jack, since he was diagnosed with unspecified dementia. Prior to lockdown, Jack was a very happy and sociable man who attended many community groups in East Herts, which gave structure to his day. Chris attended the groups with him as well as volunteering at theirContinue reading “Chris and Jack’s Story”