New app package keeps treasured LGBTQ+ memories alive for people living with dementia

Graham Robson February 27, 2024

From Pride, drag acts and LGBTQ+ role models, to trans heroes, queer art and film and the HIV/Aids epidemic, the content of the LGBTQ+ Memories app package is designed to encourage people living with dementia, and their loved ones, to reminisce and have conversations about their lives, the past and the present.

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Learning disability dementia service launches in West Sussex

Graham Robson October 18, 2022

The Community Learning Disability Team in West Sussex, run by Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, is delivering the service as people with learning disabilities and Down’s syndrome are more likely to have memory problems as they get older.

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Study finds LGB communities more at risk of dementia in later life

Rachel Badham November 21, 2020

A study by Michigan State University (MSU) has found those who identity as lesbian, gay, bisexual are more likely to suffer from dementia in later life.

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Community News

Want to know more about dementia?

Besi Besemar April 11, 2018

The Rainbow Cafe holds its next group meeting today, Thursday, April 12 at Brooke Mead housing development. The Rainbow Cafe is a supportive, friendly place for LGBT+ people, their friends, loved ones or carers who are concerned about memory loss or dementia.

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Community News

Mayor attends launch of Switchboard’s Rainbow Caf√©

Besi Besemar March 4, 2018

Switchboard opens new community project ‚Äď the Rainbow Caf√©, to support LGBTQ people who live with memory loss or dementia. With an ¬£11,725 grant awarded by the Rainbow Fund, the Rainbow Caf√© is a new initiative for LGBTQ people living with dementia or memory loss and their friends, families and carers.

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General News

New homes to help people living with dementia

Besi Besemar January 30, 2018

A new council housing scheme in central Brighton will help people with dementia carry on living independently. The Brooke Mead Extra Care scheme in Albion Street will provide 45 self-contained rented flats, with first residents moving in now.

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General News

Kemptown MP supports Alzheimer’s general election campaign

Sarah Green April 3, 2015

Simon Kirby, the Conservative candidate for Brighton Kemptown and Peacehaven and MP for the last Parliamentary session has pledged to make this election memorable by taking action to support the 850,000 people across the UK, and 1237 people in Brighton Kemptown and Peacehaven living with dementia. Simon recently joined over 200 other MPs and representatives from Alzheimer’s Society in Westminster to meet people with dementia and commit to support those affected by the condition. On the day, Mr Kirby supported Alzheimer’s Society’s general election campaign that is calling for more people to get the dementia diagnosis they need and for everyone to be properly supported afterwards.

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