Next week is Dementia Awareness Week and Stockport Council and health partners are calling on residents, community groups and businesses to become Dementia Aware to help Stockport become a dementia-friendly Borough.
Andrew Webb, Corporate Director for People at Stockport Council said
“There are a number of ways that individuals and organisations can become more dementia aware. There is a Dementia Road Map resource which is an online directory of local, and national resources relating to dementia care including information about drop-ins, support and available activities. Individuals can sign up to become a “Dementia Friend” and local organisations, businesses and schools can join the Stockport Dementia Action Alliance.”
WAYS TO BECOME DEMENTIA AWARE IN STOCKPORT
• The Stockport Dementia Action Alliance encourages and supports local communities to take practical action to improve the lives of people living with dementia.
To become a member of the Stockport Dementia Action alliance, organisations and community groups pledge to carry out at least three actions that will help make Stockport a good place for people with dementia to live. For more information on how to join see http://www.dementiaaction.org.uk/local_alliances/19955_stockport_dementia_action_alliance
• To become a Dementia Friend see https://www.dementiafriends.org.uk/
• The Stockport Dementia Road Map Resource Directory with information on local support groups and other useful resources for people with dementia and their carers can be viewed here https://dementiaroadmap.info/stockport/#.WRQj3OmGMdU
• Attend Stockport’s ‘Doing Dementia Differently’ Event at the Plaza on the 20th of June: http://stockportplaza.co.uk/whats-on/doing-dementia-differently/
Dementia Awareness week runs from 14th – 20th May