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What is Dementia?

What is Dementia?

It’s normal for your memory to be affected by stress, tiredness, illnesses and certain medicines. However, if you’re over the age of 65 and are becoming increasingly forgetful and confused, then it may be a good idea to talk to your GP about the early signs of...

Help: The Reality Behind The Story

Help: The Reality Behind The Story

The devastating impact coronavirus had on our care homes in the early months of the pandemic are displayed in Channel 4’s one-off drama 'Help' penned by Jack Thorne (This is England, His Dark Materials). Depicting a young care worker left to staff an entire care home...

Memory Matters Social Impact Report 2020/2021

Memory Matters Social Impact Report 2020/2021

We are excited to share our Social Impact Report with you. This report highlights all the great work Memory Matters and Moments Café have been doing over the past 12 months. We would describe the past year as a bit of a storm. There has been a lot of uncertainty and a...

Clare Celebrates 100th Birthday on Memory Matters Zoom

Clare Celebrates 100th Birthday on Memory Matters Zoom

On Saturday 13th March, Clare, one of our lovely beneficiaries from Cornwall celebrated her 100th birthday. The local church bells chimed 100 times in her honour and she received a special birthday card from the Queen.   During our online CST session on Monday, we...

Press Release – vCST Devon Project

Press Release – vCST Devon Project

21st December 2020 Dementia consultants welcome a new opportunity for non-medical therapy to help hundreds of people across Devon “It’s marvellous, helps your memory and it’s fun. It makes you feel alive.” – Di People living with dementia are being offered the chance...

Job Opportunity – Community Connector in Cornwall

Job Opportunity – Community Connector in Cornwall

Community Connector / Time to Shine Leader – Cornwall Based  PLEASE NOTE: This position has now been filled. 12 Month Fixed Term Contract starting 1st March 2021   37.5 hrs a week – 5.6 weeks annual leave (including bank holidays)   Wage: £9.50 per hour (+...

vCST in Devon

vCST in Devon

In March 2020 Memory Matters worked fast to move all community CST groups online. Now we are helping partners in Devon to do the same. You can view our webinar explaining the project here. Many people said we wouldn't be able to get people living with dementia to...

The Lord Mayors’ Charity of the Year

The Lord Mayors’ Charity of the Year

Councillor Chris Mavin was designated Lord Mayor of Plymouth for 2020/21. Chris sees his role as Lord Mayor a great honour and was truly looking forward to meeting as many residents and supporting as many events in Plymouth as possible. However, unfortunately,...

Memory Matters Social Impact Report 2019/2020

Memory Matters Social Impact Report 2019/2020

We are DELIGHTED to share our Social Impact Report with you. This report highlights all the great work Memory Matters and Moments Café have been doing over the past 12 months. At the start of the year, none of us could have imagined a world pandemic. However, our...

Kate and Laura Talk about 10 years of Memory Matters

Kate and Laura Talk about 10 years of Memory Matters

To celebrate ten years of Memory Matters on Monday 15th June, we have created a conversation with Kate and Laura over Zoom. WE had a lot of celebrating planned but unfortunately our plans were scuppered by COVID 19. Make yourself a nice warm drink and enjoy an...

Supporting Moments Café throughout COVID-19

Supporting Moments Café throughout COVID-19

A few days after celebrating Moments Café's 3rd birthday, we had to close our doors to help protect our customers and staff from COVID-19. Our customers are always our priority and we are counting down the days until we can re-open our doors to them. Moments Café,...

Thriving With Cognitive Stimulation Therapy (CST)

Thriving With Cognitive Stimulation Therapy (CST)

“I notice a difference in him. He has lots to talk about after attending a Memory Matters Workshop. We have good conversations. He wasn't talking much before” This was a recent comment from the wife of one of our Memory Matters Workshop attendees. The benefits of...

Top UK Inspirational Women Award For Kate & Laura

Top UK Inspirational Women Award For Kate & Laura

Joint directors of Memory Matters SW, Kate Smith and Laura Walker won the title ‘Social Business Leaders of the Year’ in the prestigious NatWest Women in Social Enterprise 100 awards, beating over 300 nominations across the UK and a shortlist of 100. The...