Rosh Hasanah Appeal 2022
As many of us spent the Jewish New Year reminiscing and bringing a smile to our faces, the opposite can also be true for those living with dementia. When a loved one is unable to recall who they are, or who you are, it is deeply upsetting.
Jewish Care provides a variety of services to help and support those living with a diagnosis. This is almost never just the person with dementia but invariably family and friends, who often take on the role of the carer too. Take for example our three dementia day centres providing a place for people like Adair to visit. The Sam Beckman Centre in Friern Barnet has become an indispensable part of his week and allows his wife Janet the much-needed respite that she deserves.
In addition to our day centres, we host numerous support groups for those living with dementia where members can take part in activities such as reminiscence and benefit from a warm, welcoming and vibrant atmosphere where no one needs to feel uncomfortable or embarrassed about their situation.
Of course, not everyone can come to us and when they can’t we go to them. Our Meals on Wheels have become a lifeline to so many, especially to family carers who don’t have a moment to cook. They couldn’t live without it.
Jewish Care is caring for thousands of people in our community living with dementia, along with their families, friends and carers. The cost to provide these services is significant and continues to grow. We cannot maintain this level of care, let alone meet the increased demand, without your support.
To donate to our dementia services please click here. Alternatively, please call 020 8922 2600.