The recent visit to a Parish Council meeting by Susan Lambert, Swindon Borough Council’s Dementia Friendly Co-ordinator was the catalyst in organising a local Dementia Friendly awareness meeting to be held on:
Tuesday 16th January 2018,
10.00am for a 10.30am start,
In the Church Hall (signed at the end of Butts Road)
Light refreshments are available
There are estimated to be 800,000 people with Dementia in the UK and about 2,500 in Swindon. The disease currently casts the economy £23 billion a year. By 2040, the number of people affected is expected to double. Receiving a diagnosis and living with dementia has a major impact on individuals, their families and carers. Dementia can affect anyone, as a person living with the disease; a carer, a friend, a professional or a member of the public who may for example encounter someone who is confused at taking longer to pay at a supermarket or car park.
This makes dementia one of the most important public health issues we face as the population ages.
Susan and a colleague Dementia Friendly Champion, will talk about what it means for a community to be Dementia Friendly. There will be an opportunity for general discussions and questions.
All are welcome