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Understanding your customers and friends with Dementia

A successful Dementia Friends Information Session was held at Beaconsfield Town Hall on 8 February. Organised by the Town Council, South Bucks District Council (SBDC) and Buckinghamshire County Council (BCC), this was the first in a series of events designed to raise awareness of the disease and to suggest small ways in which we can all be more supportive to those living with it. Session leader Andy Chapman, Community Links Officer with BCC, said “We were delighted with the turnout and really appreciate the enthusiasm of those working to make Beaconsfield more dementia friendly”. Joining local residents were the Mayor, Councillor Chris Owen who said ‘this was a really useful hour and very insightful’ and County Councillor and Deputy Mayor Anita Cranmer who wants to raise awareness in the town commented ‘it is so important to get the message out, to break down barriers to help all those caring for and/or managing their Dementia to live well and fully after their Dementia diagnosis.’

 

County Councillor and Deputy Mayor Anita Cranmer, Christine Gardner of SBDC and representatives of the Women’s Institute, the Quakers and Churches Together. To find out more about the Dementia Friends initiative visit https://www.dementiafriends.org.uk/ To arrange a session at your group or workplace, contact Andy and the Prevention Matters team at clo@buckscc.gov.uk or 01296 383804, or Christine Gardner at South Bucks District Council at cgardner@chiltern.gov.uk or 01895 837220

 

Dementia Friends 8th February 2018 starts at 6pm and finishes at 7pm in Beaconsfield Town Council Council Chamber.

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