Dunstable will now be a more dementia friendly town thanks to the efforts of local businesses and community leaders.
Members of local companies, the town council, the police and the wider community met at Caddington Grove Care Home to learn what they could all do to make Dunstable a better place for people living with dementia.
The training session, which took place in the deluxe cinema within our care home in Dunstable taught people the small changes they could all make in their lives to make a big difference for people living with dementia.
Dementia Friends is a Government-backed initiative run by the Alzheimer's Society and currently has 2,500,000 members in the UK.
The nationwide scheme raises awareness about dementia and encourages participants to take small actions within the community, ranging from keeping in touch with someone living with dementia, to simply being more patient when out and about.
Kelly Cox, Dementia Friends Champion at Caddington Grove said that it was wonderful to see the appetite of local businesses to make the community a more friendly place for people living with dementia. She said "The turnout today has been fantastic and it's great to see so many local businesses and community representatives supporting the initiative. It's so important that we make Dunstable a dementia friendly town and this is a huge step towards that. If any businesses or individuals would like to take part in the training please contact us and we can arrange a training session."
Attendee, Sandy Coyle, Community & Young Persons Services Manager from Dunstable Town Council said she found the session invaluable and a huge positive for the community.
She said "I run services for the older community, some of whom have dementia and I thought I knew a bit about it, but I have learnt a lot today."
Caddington Grove, our luxury care home in Dunstable offers residential and dementia care, as well as short breaks. To find out more about our Dementia Friends Information Sessions, or for further information about Caddington Grove, contact us:
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