Monday, 18 August 2014

Are you a Dementia Friend? If not, this is a must do, please

Last Friday I became a Dementia Friend. Along with dozens of locals we met at the Dyvels local pub in Corbridge for an assisted walk around Corbridge, discussion about the progress Corbridge is making to become the North East leading dementia friendly village and to receive training.

Many of us were trained by Councillor Melvyn Stone to become a Dementia Friend, as part of an Alzheimer’s Society initiative that aims to give people an improved awareness of the condition. 
In my view Dementia Friends is about giving people an understanding of dementia and the small things they can do that can make a difference to people living with dementia. From helping someone find the right bus to spreading the word about dementia, it can help make our local community a better place to live. Full credit and thanks to the Corbridge Town Council, Melvyn, the team from the Alzheimer's Society and Chrysalis and all the local businesses and volunteers who make this awareness, training and change in Corbridge possible. 
Fuller details and pictures here: