Dementia Friendly Prestatyn Community

The latest news from Prestatyn Dementia Friendly Community

We are working towards our home town of Prestatyn in North Wales becoming a Dementia Friendly Community. One of the first steps is to engage and encourage as many people as possible to become Friends. Therefore helping our local community members who are living with Dementia.

  • 5 creative activities to help people living with dementia
    by Pete on 12th March 2018 at 6:45 am

    When Heather O’Neil’s mum was diagnosed with dementia, art therapy helped to bring purpose back to her life. Try these five activities from Heather’s creative care blog. In 2012, after many memory tests and finally a CT scan, my dear mum was diagnosed with mixed dementia. My step dad suffers from heart failure and is often… … Continue reading "5 creative activities to help people living with dementia" The post 5 creative activities to help people living with dementia appeared first on Prestatyn Dementia Friendly Community. […]

  • Vote for one of the leading organisations of Prestatyn Dementia Community – Artisans Collective in The Voluntary Arts EPIC Awards
    by Pete on 4th March 2018 at 11:20 am

    Please read our web page highlighting some of our creative activities that we believe made us finalists in the EPIC awards. Out of 4 in Wales 2 are from Prestatyn. Extra proud that 1 is ourselves and the other is Aimee’s Friday art group. Not Bad Hey? Source: Vote for Artisans Collective in The Voluntary … Continue reading "Vote for one of the leading organisations of Prestatyn Dementia Community – Artisans Collective in The Voluntary Arts EPIC Awards" The post Vote for one of the leading organisations of Prestatyn Dementia Community – Artisans Collective in The […]

  • Artisans Impression of Morfa Gateway Project Prestatyn
    by Pete on 28th February 2018 at 7:28 am

    Ahead of our launch tomorrow 1st March 2018 Steve has produced an impression of what the Morfa Gateway site could look like during the course of the project. This is only our first idea everything will be shaped and formed by the wishes of our community. Source: Artisans Impression of Morfa Gateway Project Prestatyn The post Artisans Impression of Morfa Gateway Project Prestatyn appeared first on Prestatyn Dementia Friendly Community. […]

Dementia FriendsDementia friendly community

A Friend learns a little bit more about what it’s like to live with dementia and then turns that understanding into action – anyone of any age can be a Dementia Friend. Whether you attend a face-to-face Dementia Friends Information Session or watch our online video’

It is about learning more about dementia and the small ways you can help. From telling friends about Dementia Friends to visiting someone you know living with it, every action counts.

Friends Information Sessions are run by volunteer Dementia Friends Champions, who are trained and supported by Alzheimer’s Society.

Each Information Session lasts around one hour. You will learn more about dementia and how you can help to create dementia friendly communities.

Alzheimer’s Society’s Dementia Friends programme is the biggest ever initiative to change people’s perceptions of dementia. It aims to transform the way the nation thinks, talks and acts about the condition. Dementia touches the lives of millions of people across the UK.

The Friends scheme was launched to tackle the stigma and lack of understanding that means many people with the condition experience loneliness and social exclusion.

Dementia Friends is about learning more about dementia and the small ways you can help.

Alzheimer’s Society received funding from the Department of Health and the Cabinet Office to launch and support Dementia Friends for the first two years. We are now exploring other possible sources of funding, including donations from Alzheimer’s Society supporters, to support Dementia Friends in the long term.

Artisans Collective are facilitating and chairing the steering group that was formed after the initial meeting with Dr James Davies MP for the Vale of Clwyd, with the full support of our town council.

We are also creating a “friendly zone” alongside the Old Library in Prestatyn.Dementia Friends Garden

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