July Report

Minster WI members were very interested to hear from nurse Vicky about the extra care and support given to Dementia patients when they have to be admitted to hospital for other health concerns. They are identified with a forget-me-not above their beds so that staff can easily see that they may need extra understanding.
Decor is often arranged to make the surroundings less ward-like and a room is set aside to be used as a lunch club venue. Some are able to have i-pads to watch old television programmes or films to help stimulate memories. Regular carers and family members can spend more time with them.
Members had already voted to support the local hospital’s Dementia Support Appeal and had raised money by selling donated plants and holding a coffee morning. With donations made by members at the
meeting the total collected amounted to £186. 96. Members also voted unanimously to give the profits from their forthcoming Teddy and Toy tombola stall at the Minster show to the appeal, with a
request that the money raised should be used for the benefit of patients at QEQM hospital.
We have also enjoyed a very special strawberry tea this month, and although there will be no regular meeting in August, we have planned a Bat and Trap evening followed by a fish and chip supper
on Tuesday 14 August.

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