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Monthly Archives: December 2014

Café de Mentia – January 12th 2015

Written on December 31, 2014 at 10:42 am, by

The first Café de Mentia of 2015 will be held on Monday 12th January in St Marys Day Care Centre, Lenihans Lane, Lower Bearforst, Mallow, 7.30 – 9. Olivia Wall, senior occupational therapist will be speaking on ‘Falls, trips, stumbles – what to do?’  All are welcome and refreshments will be provided.  

Singing for the brain

Written on December 9, 2014 at 6:38 pm, by

This is a pilot six week singing group. No singing experience or talent is necessary and we hope it will be a fun and sociable experience. The group begins on Thursday 22nd January 2015 and will run each Thursday for six weeks. It will be held on the ground floor of Mallow Primary Healthcare Centre  Continue Reading »

‘It’s not just dementia…’ calendar launch

Written on December 9, 2014 at 6:37 pm, by

We are delighted to be launching a 2015 calendar on Thursday 11th December 2015 on Floor 2 of Mallow Primary Healthcare Centre. This ‘It’s not just dementia’ calendar will look at reasons why someone with dementia may be agitated, withdrawn or behaving in a way that is out of character. Each month a potential cause  Continue Reading »

Information and Support Sessions – October to December 2014

Written on December 4, 2014 at 3:13 pm, by

The Crystal Project facilitated a six week block of information and support sessions for families affected by dementia from 30th October to 4th December. Topics covered included an overview of dementia, communication, safety at home, nutrition, personal care, occupation and legal issues. These sessions also provided families with the opportunity to meet others in similar  Continue Reading »

Café de Mentia 2014

Written on December 4, 2014 at 3:12 pm, by

Café de Mentia met monthly between September and December. On Monday 8th September Pauline Mc Sweeney, HSE Speech and Language Therapist spoke about communicating with people with dementia. On 13th October Yvonne O’Brien, HSE clinical psychologist did an introduction to Mindfulness and on 10th November Dr Audrey Russell, General Practitioner, spoke about a healthy heart  Continue Reading »

Children’s Morning

Written on December 4, 2014 at 3:10 pm, by

The Crystal Project hosted a Children’s Morning on Saturday 4th October. This was for primary school children who have a relative with dementia. Through the use of arts, crafts and fun interactions the children learnt what they can do to help their relative with dementia. If you would like your child to attend the next  Continue Reading »

Memory Group

Written on December 4, 2014 at 3:09 pm, by

A six week memory group was facilitated by The Crystal Project in September / October 2014 and was attended by 12 people. Topics covered included how memory works, memory strategies, memory aids, keeping mentally and socially active, stress management and mindfulness. Thanks to Sally Flynn, trainee clinical psychologist for her input. The next memory group  Continue Reading »

Public Information Evening

Written on December 4, 2014 at 2:49 pm, by

The Crystal Project hosted an information evening on Wednesday 17th September in Firgrove Hotel, Mitchelstown. Amy Murphy spoke about dementia services in North Cork. Dr Ciara McGlade spoke about dementia and the role of the geriatrician and Sheena Cadoo spoke about practical ways to support a person with dementia. This was attended by over 80  Continue Reading »