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Dementia Faith Conference

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St. Cedds Hall, Chelmsford Cathedral Chapter House

Cottage Place (Off Legg Street)

Chelmsford

CM1 1NX

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You have been identified as a significant stakeholder within our community and we would therefore like to invite you to our 2019 dementia faith conference:

‘Dementia: Assessing and acknowledging the support, contribution and importance of faith communities to people living with dementia, their carers and the wider community’

One person every three minutes is diagnosed with dementia in the UK; it is currently the biggest killer of people over the age of 65. When a person is affected by dementia they often need their faith and the support of religious leaders to help them through their ‘dementia journey’. However people affected by dementia may find that they are excluded from the support they need due to a lack of understanding on how best to meet their needs.

The Alzheimer’s Society’s Essex Dementia Friendly Communities Coordinator will be discussing dementia and its impact upon people affected by the disease. He will run an interactive Dementia Friends session where attendees will be able to ask questions about how we can best support people affected by dementia.

OUTCOMES:

• Increase general understanding of dementia

• Evidence a commitment to both Worshipers and the local community

• Empower faith leaders to provide support to people with dementia

• Have a greater understanding of the difficulties people with dementia may face

• Understand the difficulties carers/loved ones may experience

• Support colleagues who are/may become carers or who may go on to develop dementia

• Develop transferrable benefits, i.e. Meeting the requirements of people with dementia will also help in meeting the needs of other marginalized groups

• Meet legal obligations (including the Equalities Act)

• Provide good news opportunities

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St. Cedds Hall, Chelmsford Cathedral Chapter House

Cottage Place (Off Legg Street)

Chelmsford

CM1 1NX

United Kingdom

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