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Ashford Phoenix – Rising Above Dementia

The Ashford Phoenix group, who have a slogan of Rising above Dementia, is a group for people who have a diagnosis of dementia and are living in the Ashford area. We welcome anyone who has come through the local Dementia Assessment, Diagnosis and Treatment Service at Eureka Medical Centre. Currently, Phoenix is only open to current or former members of this service.

Our group started in 2017, and our members are of a wide range of ages from 50+. We meet once a month to discuss topical issues surrounding dementia with an aim to change people’s perceptions and understanding about dementia within both society and the NHS. We have been involved in a number of projects in making communities more dementia friendly.

The meetings are run by people who have dementia with support by staff from the Community Mental Health Service for Older People/Dementia Assessment, Diagnosis and Treatment Service at Eureka Medical Centre.

Through what we do, we like to show that we are Rising above Dementia.

ASHFORD PHOENIX – RISING ABOVE DEMENTIA

Rosanne Shocolinsky-Dwye
kmpt.phoenixgroup@nhs.net