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Jersey Alzheimer's Association

Overview
Jersey Alzheimer’s Association supports anyone in Jersey who is concerned about or living with dementia, as well as carers, families and friends. We raise awareness about dementia by offering training and education sessions to schools, healthcare staff and employers.

Jersey Alzheimer's Association
 

Description

Jersey Alzheimer’s Association supports anyone in Jersey who is concerned about or living with dementia, as well as carers, families and friends. We raise awareness about dementia by offering training and education sessions to schools, healthcare staff and employers.  

We campaign for easily accessible information and services for people who have a diagnosis of dementia. We are currently involved in a joint information project with the Health and Social Services Department to ensure that up to date online information and literature concerning dementia and help and support is available.  

As an independent charity, we work closely and in formal partnership with Health and Social Services, as well as other voluntary and community organisations. The charity is passionate about ‘person-centred care’ - seeing a person first rather than a diagnosis.  

Meaningful activity is vitally important for people with dementia in whatever setting, and this should be based on a person’s identity and personal history, their wishes, ability and potential. We provide our services free of charge with the exception of Saturday Club for which we charge £6 to cover transport and catering costs.

All our funds come from public donation and fundraising apart from an annual grant of £14,500 from HSSD. Our total running costs are approximately £160,000pa.  We would not be able to do what we do without the continuing generosity of businesses and individuals.

Our services include the following:- 

Saturday Club: at The Poplars, Overdale, every week for people in all stages of dementia, giving carers a break, either for the day or for an hour or two.   Transport and a three-course lunch are provided, along with a variety of activities. 

Friendship Group: a monthly carers’ support group for families, friends and carers.  Meets every second Saturday of the month at The Poplars from 11am to 1.30pm, often with invited Speakers.

Musical Memories: weekly music therapy for people in all stages of dementia, their families and carers. We sing, do seated exercises, and play instruments. Meets on Fridays from 2pm to 3.30pm at St Saviour’s Parish Hall.

Arts Exploration: weekly art as therapy programme specifically designed for people living with dementia, their families and carers. The venue is the Elim Centre off Plat Douet Road in Georgetown, St Helier, starting at 11am until 1pm. Tea or coffee is served during the morning and there is free parking at the Elim Centre.

Forget-me-Not Café at Clinique Pinel: open every Wednesday between 1.30pm and 4pm, the Cafe is for patients on Beech Ward who have been admitted for assessment or respite, and residents of Rosewood House, the permanent HSSD residence for people with dementia.  

Counselling and Family Support: confidential counselling for people with dementia, carers and families is provided by Sian Wareing-Jones who is a qualified Counsellor and who has been awarded an MA for her research paper on the experiences of Carers Living with Dementia. Sian sees people with dementia and their families in their own homes or at a venue of their choice. 

Office/Drop-in Centre: presently we occupy one room in Seale Street, St Helier, next to the Town Hall. It is open from 10am until 1pm Monday to Thursday inclusive for members of the public to come in for advice and information leaflets.

Website: www.jerseyalzheimers.com and Facebook page.

24 Hour Answerphone Helpline: 01534 443075

Contact Details

Jersey Alzheimer’s Association,
de Carteret House,
Hilgrove Street,
St. Helier,
JE2 4SL


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