Helping dementia sufferers in our Irish community

tom-headon-supporting-happy-days.pngEastbourne Lib Dem MP Stephen Lloyd and Greenwich Lib Dems have recently paid a visit to Irish Dementia sufferers living in Greenwich, Bexley & Lewisham at their monthly Happy Days reminiscence group.

The Happy Days group is run by the Royal Arsenal Woolwich based Irish Community Services Organisation, and uses storytelling and reminiscence to assist Irish memory loss and help dementia sufferers recount stories from their past.

It also provides a very welcome break for the carers and relations of the sufferers. In addition to this service the IRC provides lunch clubs, welfare & health advice and family carers support right across our region.

Stephen Lloyd MP is vice-chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Dementia. He was joined at the session by the Irish Post newspaper, which is running a campaign to train volunteers to assist those suffering from memory loss or dementia and their families.

The session was a great success and "was conducted with great sensitivity and humour" said Stephen. "It did show first-hand the importance of such services and I will be feeding that back to Westminster in support of The Irish Post campaign".

Greenwich Liberal Democrats helped organise the visit and long-standing Abbey Wood Liberal Democrat activist, Tom Headon, accompanied Stephen Lloyd at the session.

You can donate to the Irish Dementia Campaign here.

stephen-lloyd-tom-headon-supporting-happy-days.pngPhotos by Malcolm McNally - The Irish Post

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