Communities become dementia friendly
A DEMENTIA friendly initiative has been launched for those living and working in Denham and Iver.
‘Dementia-Friendly Communities’ is a joint strategy between Buckinghamshire County Council and the Chiltern and Aylesbury Vale Clinical Commissioning Groups of GPs.
Mike Appleyard, cabinet member for health and wellbeing at Bucks County Council said: “Nearly 7,000 people across Buckinghamshire have been diagnosed with some form of dementia and the number is rising. It’s a priority for the County Council to help them retain their quality of life in their local community, and the Dementia-Friendly Communities initiative focuses on achieving this.” Roger Reed, local county councillor for Denham, said: “Most of us will know of someone in the family or wider circle who has had to live with dementia. If we can succeed in making our communities more dementiafriendly, in removing the stigma and make local activities more inclusive, then it will be easier for the individual and their carer, to live well for a longer time.”
A toolkit and videos have been developed so that communities can understand more about dementia and find out how to make it easier for those living with the condition to remain as active members of their local community. Watch the video at: www.youtube.com/ watch?v=V9Cuii8vKVI
Contact 01296 387 821 or email@example.com. uk for more information or more www.careadvicebucks.org/ dementia.