Memory Awareness Support Team (MAST)

MAST was set up to create a centre of excellence with the aim of reaching out into the community to provide up to date information and advice on all forms of memory loss.

We help family members, staff, and organisations to have a better understanding of each type of diagnosis, associated behaviours and also how to approach and relate to individuals to maintain the best possible level of care, communication and quality of life.

MAST Meetings

MAST meetings help family and friends build on their knowledge and understanding of dementia, develop new skills and access practical help. The sessions are held across a number of our homes and are open for anyone to attend, free of charge. Each meeting starts with a presentation followed by a question and answer session, with plenty of time for discussion and sharing of experiences over coffee and cake.  We look forward to relaunching this programme of support meetings when the current Covid-19 restrictions have been lifted.

For more information on any aspect of our MAST team.

Suzanne Booker
Director of Care

suzanne.booker@lilianfaithfull.co.uk

The programme

Our programme of MAST meetings is currently suspended due to Covid-19 restrictions.  When we are able to restart meetings will listed here.

Falls awareness

Following a series of roadshows on falls awareness our Physiotherapist team have expanded the information and support available to residents, families and friends on falls awareness.

They work to increase the awareness of falls prevention, help improve understanding of hazards especially for those whose cognitive ability is affected by dementia and give advice on practical ways to minimise risk.

The team link with the MAST programme of support to offer expert advice and when the current Covid-19 restrictions lift will continue awareness raising events in the homes.

‘Our residents don’t live in our workplace, we work in their home’