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Melody for the Mind and Dementia Resources

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Age UK West Sussex logo

 

Age UK West Sussex - offering doorstep deliveries of meals, groceries, essential medication and other items to older, housebound people

 

Alzheimer's Society logo

 

Alzheimer's Society has a county-wide offer to support carers and people living with dementia at this time, including welfare checks, companion calls and phone and online support. Email them at sussex.helpline@alzheimers.org.uk or phone 01403 213017. There is also a Dementia Support Connect Line for advice on dementia and corornavirus on 0333 150 3456

 

Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust

 

Carers Health Team - currently offering telephone, virtual and urgent face to face visits. Their operating hours are 8.00am - 6.00pm Monday to Friday. Watch this video to find out more.You can also email them at sc-tr.carerwellbeing@nhs.net or telephone 01243 623521

 

 

Carers Support West Sussex logo

 

Carers Support West Sussex  offer a free service supporting unpaid family and friend carers.  They are still taking referrals and offering support using a combination of phone and online methods. Their phone number is 0300 028 8888

 

Dementia Support logo

 

Dementia Support delivers services to people affected by memory loss and dementia through its hub at Sage House, Tangmere, Chichester. Current service include virtual chatter, art and singing. You can also join live activities online everyday between 2.00pm and 3.00pm by calling 01243 888691.


 

Essential Delivery Service Essential Delivery Service

See our Libraries Reopening page which has details of our Select and Collect service where you can reserve items online or ask staff to choose some for you. If you feel safer staying at home or are unable to get to the library, we can offer an Essential Delivery Service and may be able to deliver items to youPlease indicate on the Staff Select form or during the phone call to the library that you would like to arrange a delivery.

 

For further information about the Essential Delivery Service, please email jackie.manners@westsussex.gov.uk

 

Reading Well for Dementia Reading Well for Dementia

Reading Well Books on Prescription for Dementia recommends books you might find helpful if you are living with dementia, are caring for someone with dementia or would like to find out more about the condition. These are all available in West Sussex libraries.

Care Homes Care Homes
We hope you've enjoyed our Melody for the Mind songs!  Have a look at our Care Homes webpage for more activities and resources.

Current Offer › Melody for the Mind and Dementia Resources

Melody for the Mind and Dementia Resources Melody for the Mind and Dementia Resources

Melody for the Mind are informal, relaxed, dementia-friendly singing groups which took place in four of our libraries when we were able to hold group activities. Whilst these activities are suspended, we thought we would bring some songs to you at home so that everyone can join in! Singing is known to help the memory and increase wellbeing so why not give it a go!

 

We have also recorded some short reminiscence sessions. Reminiscence can be enjoyed by everyone but is particularly good for people living with dementia.

 

Also, have a look on this page for local organisations offering support and advice and other helpful resources!

Wellbeing Month Melody for the Mind full-length session Wellbeing Month Melody for the Mind full-length session

Join in with our new full-length Melody for the Mind session - specially recorded for our Wellbeing Month in March.

 

 

Melody for the Mind full-length session 1 Melody for the Mind full-length session 1

Enjoy the first of our full-length Melody for the Mind sessions, specially recorded for World Alzheimer's Day on 21 September.

 

Melody for the Mind full-length session 2 Melody for the Mind full-length session 2

Join in with another sing-song! Here's the second of our full-length Melody for the Mind sessions, specially recorded for World Alzheimer's Day on 21 September.

 

Melody for the Mind full-length session 3 Melody for the Mind full-length session 3

Here is our third full-length Melody for the Mind session. Enjoy having a singalong!

 

Melody for the Mind playlist of songs Melody for the Mind playlist of songs

Enjoy our playlist of Melody for the Mind songs - all recorded from home by your local West Sussex library staff!

 

 

 

 

All of these songs are subtitled. To see the subtitles on the songs on this page click the small box underlined in red at the bottom of the screen which appears once you start playing the video. To see the subtitles on the additional songs on the playlist on YouTube click the cc icon at the bottom of the screen.


View the whole playlist on YouTube.

Wellbeing Month Reminiscence Sessions Wellbeing Month Reminiscence Sessions

Enjoy taking part in our new online reminiscence sessions, especially recorded for Wellbeing Month 2021.

 

Baking Day

 

 

 

Make Do and Mend

 

 

Gardening

 

 

 

Catch up with previous online Reminiscence Sessions in our YouTube playlist

 

Reminiscence Reminiscence

picture of a 1950s reminiscence pack

 

We have have some wonderful resources in our reminiscence collection and it is now possible to borrow and reserve these. Please see our Libraries Reopening page for further details.

 

BBC Music Memories  and Music for Dementia 2020 - both especially for people with dementia to help them connect with their memories. Have a listen to M4D radio too - choose your era, listen and enjoy!

 

Marks in time - sheet music and images from the Marks and Spencer archives.

 

Nestle reminiscence pack - make your own reminiscence material from the resources on this page.

Memory Management Library Card Memory Management Library Card
We have a Memory Management library card for people who have difficulties remembering when to return their books. There are no overdue charges with this membership.
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