About REPoD - who we are, etc.

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This is a joint initiative between members of various Rotary Clubs who have recognised the need for increased support in the community for families affected by dementia.  There are 820,000 people living with dementia in the UK today, a number forecast to double within a generation.

REPoD is also listed in the RIBI Opportunities to Serve library.

The REPoD message is spreading far and wide and not just within the UK.  We now have a number of contacts in the USA who have taken inspiration from this web site and used our Memory Café Start-up Guide.  Read this email extract received from a couple in Washington DC.

We are proud of our Dementia Carers' Pathways booklet which aims to guide carers through and over the various problems they come up against when faced with having to care for a loved one.  To read / download a copy of this booklet, which is made available in PDF format, please go to - Getting help - Dementia Carers' Pathways.  We also aim to keep Rotarians up to date on the various dementia linked initiatives with which they can become involved in their areas.

Rather than re-inventing the wheel we will also be sign posting some of the excellent existing sites that provide medical and practical support.  Click on the words that appear as links and you will be taken directly to the relevant web sites.

We will also be offering localised information on professionals and tradespersons, available in different areas around the country, who are willing / able to help with those day to day requirements.  This database is accessible via any combination of postcode, town and profession.  If visitors to this site can recommend existing services in their area please contact us.

REPoD also has a number of Regional Representatives who will be pleased to help and advise.

Areas of this site are constantly under review and the site is being added to all the time.  Please bookmark this site and return on a regular basis to see what's new.

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NHS Dental Fines Scandal

An NHS automated system has been incorrectly fining people with dementia.  Read the full article here on the BBC News website.

Barnstaple Link Rotary Club

The club is launching a new project to help people with dementia which will complement the activities of Barnstaple's Memory Café.  Read more...

MHA launch Joyce's Music Video

MHA have launched Joyce's music video on YouTube showing the power of music therapy in helping people with dementia.

Dementia Friendly Communities

Various bodies, both government and others are promoting the setting up of dementia friendly communities.  To see what's involved and how you can be part of it, go to our dementia friendly communities page.  You can also read this PDF document (1.5MB)

Service Above Self

It is with much pleasure that we announce that the Chair of REPoD, Dr. Geri Parlby, has been awarded the 'Rotary International Service above Self Award' for her outstanding contributions to the REPoD effort over the 6 years since its inception.  We feel that all who know her will feel that this award was well deserved.

Hands across the water

The REPoD message is spreading and not just within the UK.  Read this email extract from a couple in Washington DC.

Dementia Adventure

Looking for a break / holiday for someone you care for or yourself - then take a look at this web site.

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