A dementia friendly village can be described as:
A village where people with dementia are understood, respected and supported, and confident they can contribute to community life.
In a dementia – friendly community people will be aware of and understand dementia, and people with dementia will feel included and involved, and have choice and control over their day-to-day lives.
On Saturday 17th September, Holmes Chapel's first Memory Café was launched by the Methodist Church. This was very well attended and cafés are now being held on the 1st, 3rd and 5th Wednesdays of the month, between 10.00am and 12 noon, at the Methodist Church Hall.
Although giving special support to those living with dementia, all are invited to the cafés, which offer a variety of activities from table tennis to crafts or just an opportunity for a chat and to reminisce over a cup of coffee.
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The Alzheimer's Society have produced an excellent, short video, Small changes make a Dementia Friendly Community, to highlight what it is like to Live with Dementia. The video can be viewed here.
Another excellent video produced by SURF Liverpool,Small changes - a wealth of difference, can be viewed here
There is plenty of useful and informative information about Dementia at the Alzheimer's Society web page - https://www.alzheimers.org.uk/
If you are interested in becoming a Dementia Friend or a Dementia Champion, or would like to talk to us about your business or organisation working towards becoming Dementia Friendly, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org