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Knaresborough becomes dementia-friendly

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Published by May Norman at 1:46pm 21st May 2019.

Knaresborough leading the way to becoming dementia-friendly

  • Knaresborough is leading the way in becoming a dementia-friendly town.
  • It's part of plans to raise awareness of the condition - on Dementia Action Week.
  • Harrogate and Knaresborough Alzheimer's Society wants to create a dementia-friendly generation - but changing the way people think, talk and act about the disease.
  • Currently, there are 400 dementia-friendly businesses and communities in North Yorkshire.

Alzheimer’s Society in Knaresborough is asking local residents and businesses to celebrate Dementia Action Week (May 20 – 26) by uniting the town more dementia friendly.

The group will be holding an action event on Tuesday May 21 from 7.00 to 8.30pm in Knaresborough Library.

There are more than 2,500 living with dementia in the Harrogate area and creating a dementia-friendly community will help reduce stigma and make people feel more supported in their community.

Services Manager for Alzheimer's Society in Harrogate and Knaresborough, Alison Wrigglesworth, said:

“We want to make Knaresborough a town where people living with dementia feel understood, respected, supported and confident that they can contribute to life in the community.

“We are urging local businesses to come along and find out what they need to do to become dementia friendly and how Alzheimer’s Society can help them to achieve recognition as Dementia Friendly.”

Alzheimer’s Society’s #AskUsAnything campaign, to mark Dementia Action Week, urges everyone to include people with dementia in their community and start a conversation. The campaign is announced as research shows that despite almost all of us knowing someone affected by the condition, two-thirds of people living with dementia report feeling isolated and lonely.

In the UK, one person develops dementia every three minutes so small acts of kindness such as calling a relative with dementia, visiting a neighbour or becoming a Dementia Friend, can help towards creating a dementia-friendly generation.

Communities that are becoming dementia-friendly can sign up to Alzheimer's Society’s official recognition process and work towards gaining a symbol that could be displayed.

Alison added:

“Many people are worried about ‘saying the wrong thing’ to someone with dementia, yet a friendly face or listening ear can make the world of difference. Even in the later stages of dementia when having a conversation might become difficult, keeping in touch can bring feelings of happiness and comfort, especially as the ‘emotional memory’ remains with them long after the memory of the visit may have gone.

“We all have a role in Knaresborough to help create a dementia-friendly generation, changing the way people think, talk and act about dementia. There are currently around 2.8 million Alzheimer’s Society’s Dementia Friends in the UK – 26,000 in North Yorkshire - and 400 dementia-friendly businesses and communities.

“Alzheimer’s Society is determined to make sure no-one with dementia has to face a future alone. We are here to support anyone affected by dementia and it can start by finding a local event near you this Dementia Action Week. Unite with us now at alzheimers.org.uk/DAW.”

For further information on the Dementia Friendly Action Group Event contact Lisa Stirk on 01423 774490 or lisa.stirk@homeinstead.co.uk

 

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