News release York. Announcing ‘My Dementia’ plus Rationale


NEWS RELEASE 10th December 2014



Dementia Friendly and Here Now Dementia have been awarded a grant from the Joseph Rowntree Foundation to deliver a new 8 week course for people with dementia.

My Dementia is a free course open to people with a recent diagnosis of dementia or those who want to find out more about their condition.

We frequently meet people with dementia who have many questions about what is happening to them; about dementia itself; and about concerns for the future.

My Dementia seeks to answer these questions and to provide an opportunity to learn alongside others in similar situations.’

says Damian Murphy, My Dementia co-leader.

Starting in February 2015, the My Dementia course will take place in York and covers the following 4 broad themes:

  • ‘What is Dementia?’
  • ‘Keeping Connected’
  • ‘Planning for the future’ and
  • ‘I’m still Me’

For further information or to enrol on the course please contact course leaders, Damian Murphy or Emily Abbott on the numbers below:

Damian Tel: 07927 405 854  e-mail:

Emily Tel: 07905 117 108 e-mail:

The Joseph Rowntree Foundation York Committee awards small grants to projects aimed at improving the lives of people in York. For more information on the dementia grants programme visit