Rotary Club of Reading

Younger People With Dementia

Lizzie

Lizzie

Group activities are operated by the charity; however, they recognise that not all their people wish to participate in group activities or are able to access a group. To address this, YPWD also provide 1:1 support like going for walks, going out for coffee or lunch, swimming, board games and attending local community projects.
Admiral Nurses - who are they?
Many years ago, the family of Joseph Levy expressed their concern at the lack of support for families caring for somebody with dementia. Joseph contracted dementia and following his death the family launched a national charity with the aim of developing nurses who were employed to support families from diagnosis to 'whenever they were needed'. Joseph Levy was known as 'Admiral Joe' and today there are 102 Admiral Nurses across the country supported by Dementia UK.
My name is Lizzie Harrison and I am the Admiral Nurse working with YPWD (Berkshire) in Berkshire West (Reading, Wokingham and west Berkshire).

Related links

• YPWD website Go visit >