Posterior cortical atrophy support

Dates of Upcoming Regional Meetings:

8th December 2016, Gloucester – please check back for further information.

Regional Meetings:

Regional meetings provide an informal opportunity to meet other people affected by posterior cortical atrophy (PCA). Currently these take place in Hertfordshire, Peterborough, Berkshire, Oxfordshire, Kent, Gloucestershire, Chichester and Edinburgh/West Lothian:

Hertfordshire Regional Meetings are coordinated by Di Garfield. Please contact her on herts.PCA@gmail.com for more information. The group meets for lunch on the second Wednesday of every month at 1pm. Once a quarter (March, June, Sept & Dec) there is a speaker programme that starts at 11am, followed by lunch. The venue at the Bushey Country Club, High Street, Bushey, Herts (map – opens new window).

Next meeting: Wednesday 8th March 2017
Time: Welcome and arrival from 11am
Location: The Community Centre at the Bushey Golf & Country Club
Agenda: Dr Becky Gould will begin at around 11.30am. She is a senior research associate at University College London, a visiting researcher at King’s College London and an honorary clinical psychologist at South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust. Dr Gould has an interest in talking therapies for older people with and without dementia. In her presentation, “Mindfulness-based therapy for people with dementia and their carers”, she talks about a new form of talking therapy called mindfulness-based therapy. This approach aims to help people cope with distressing experiences such as feeling stressed or low in mood. She discusses the research underlying this approach and how this therapy is being applied to people with dementia and their carers. She will also guide us through some short meditation exercises and provide hints and tips as to how we can bring mindful awareness into our everyday lives.
RSVP: herts.pca@gmail.com

Peterborough Regional Meetings are coordinated by David and Rose Holmes. Please contact them on either their home number: 01733 253289 or David’s mobile: 07766 341283.

Berkshire Regional Meetings are coordinated by Helen Shepherd. Please email her on Helen@shepherdcharles.com for more information. Held in the Barkham Day Hospital, Wokingham Hospital, 41 Barkham Road, Wokingham RG41 2RE (map – opens new window).

Oxfordshire/Central Regional Meetings are coordinated by Martina Wise. The next meeting will be held on Tuesday 4th April 2017 in Goring, RG8. Please contact Martina on mrsmartinawise@gmail.com or 07958 668 035 for more information.

Kent Regional Meetings are coordinated by Betty Fernee. Please contact Betty on betfernee@aol.com  for more information. Held at the Holiday Inn in Bexleyheath (map – opens new window).

Gloucestershire Regional Meetings are coordinated by Richard Southerden. Please contact Richard on rsoutherden@aol.com for more information. Held in Stonehouse near Stroud.

Chichester Regional Meetings are coordinated by Fiona Chaabane. Please contact Fiona on fchaabane@hotmail.co.uk for more information. Chichester regional meetings take place on Sundays, in Augusta Court Care Home, Winterbourne Road, Chichester, West Sussex PO19 6TT (map – opens new window).

North West Regional Meetings: North West regional meetings are coordinated by Andy Tysoe. Please Contact Andy on andy.Tysoe@cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk for more information.

Edinburgh & West Lothian Regional Meetings: The  Edinburgh & West Lothian regional meetings take place at Stadium House, 114/5 Alderstone Road, Livingston, West Lothian, EH54 7DN.