Dementia Matters – Next Steps

Last October, over 160 people attended the Dementia Matters Conference at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital. It is clear that there is continuing interest and a growing recognition of the need for awareness of dementia in our churches in the Church of England, Birmingham.

Since the Dementia Matters Conference there has been a noticeable increase in activity and discussion around the issue of how our churches support those living with dementia.

On 18 May, there was a meeting in London, aimed at bringing together representatives from churches across the county to begin to consider where the Church of England is currently in responding to those needs.

Churches in Birmingham were asked to describe what they are doing to show that dementia matters. Click here to see a copy of the collated responses which may be helpful if you are looking for expertise and experience in a particular area.

These responses informed the overall response from Church of England Birmingham, which you can see here, produced as an information booklet showing what is happening across the country with regard to the church’s response to those living with dementia and the quest to become a dementia friendly church.

Dementia Matters was an ecumenical event exploring how individuals and churches can better understand, value and nurture those living with dementia.

Click below to download presentations from the day

Steps Towards Becoming a Dementia-Friendly Church

What Matters Most? Dementia and Spirituality

Worship and Journeying with Dementia

Caring for the carer

Download the original leaflet by clicking here

Liz Howlett

The Revd Liz Howlett
Bishop's Adviser for Lay Adult Education and Training
0121 426 0431
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