Eaton Dementia Friends and Coronavirus

Eaton Dementia Friends 

Sadly, along with other groups, Singing for All, which normally meets on the first Friday of the month at Ipswich Road URC is cancelled until further notice. Heather Edwards who leads the group and the team from the church who make all this happen will be back in action as soon as possible. Our annual roadshow too is postponed but we hope to be back!

This is a particularly difficult time for people living with dementia and for their carers and so, as Chair of Eaton Dementia Friends, I want to say huge thanks to the small army of volunteers out there in the community offering support to all vulnerable residents in a number of ways, particularly through the leaflet drop which everyone in Eaton and Cringleford has hopefully received. Thank you so much, especially to the Covid-19 Mutual Aid NR4 group!

If you need specialist support and information you can contact the Alzheimer’s Society’s National Dementia Helpline – 0300 222 11 22. Advice and guidance on a range of issues is also available on the society’s website The society is extending the operating hours of their national Dementia Connect Support Line. Trained advisors can be contacted via 0333 150 3456 for advice and guidance.

Online support from Alzheimer’s Society:

  • Advice and guidance on a range of issues is available on our website.
  • We would encourage people to join Dementia Talking Point. This is our online community where people affected by dementia can receive valuable support from people in similar situations.

Further support:

  • People with questions about what they should be doing and how they should be interacting with people living with dementia at this time can access this guidance.
  • Any community groups or individuals that wish to support vulnerable adults during this time can contact Alzheimer’s Society for information and guidance. This includes how to access our online Dementia Friends awareness sessions.

Caroline Ackroyd