Dementia

Julia Burton-Jones is dementia specialist project officer working within the Mission and Community Engagement team.

The main activities of her project are:

  • Working with The Gift of Years at The Bible Reading Fellowship establish Anna Chaplaincy to meet the pastoral and spiritual needs of people with dementia and their families;
  • Supporting new activities in parishes aimed at responding to needs in dementia (including dementia cafes, information events and memory friendly worship) through training and networking opportunities;
  • Helping parishes work in partnership with other local agencies offering care and support to people with dementia;
  • Linking with other dioceses and denominations in developing effective approaches in dementia.

Julia has a background in dementia education and carer/user involvement, having worked in this field since 1988.  She works on the project flexibly for 21 hours a week, alongside other dementia specific work for a number of specialist organisations.

Churches across Rochester Diocese host regular activities for people affected by dementia.  For further information, click here.

Rochester Cathedral will be hosting an event during Dementia Action Week on 30 May. We have two local MPs speaking, among some excellent presentations including from several people who have dementia (the day will be led by the chair/members of Medway DAA who have dementia); lots of local organisations will be there to advise throughout the day. Poster can be downloaded here and  programme for the event can be fouund here

Dementia Specialist Project Officer
Julia Burton-Jones

Tel: 01634 813366
Email: julia.burton-jones@rochester.anglican.org

See the Dementia Blog here: www.spiritualityanddementia.wordpress.com
Follow us on Twitter @juliaburtonjo

Articles on Dementia:

Dementia friendly community
Dementia Friendly Church

 




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