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How to become a Dementia Friendly Business

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The Park Hotel

29 Denmark Street

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At this business breakfast event we will look at how local businesses can become more dementia friendly.

Emma Brookes from South Norfolk Council will talk about the South Norfolk Dementia Action Alliance and ways businesses can get involved. She will also look at the work of the charity Dementia Friends, an initiative from the Alzheimer’s Society which hopes to change people’s perceptions of dementia. It aims to transform the way the nation thinks, acts and talks about the condition.

South Norfolk Dementia Action Alliance aims to create a Dementia Friendly South Norfolk. It is estimated that by 2020, 2,500 people in South Norfolk will be living with dementia, and it is important that shops and businesses are able to respond and become more dementia friendly. The talk is aimed at helping us to understand what it's like to live with dementia and the actions that we can take to help our customers.

They would like business owners to:

  • Encourage staff to become dementia friends
  • Encourage other businesses or organisations to join the alliance
  • Commit to demonstrating dementia aware behaviours in all aspects of your day to day business
  • Identify a dementia champion

They are also able to offer free Dementia Friends information sessions for staff of any South Norfolk Business and a free window sticker which informs people of the commitment.

More info at www.south-norfolk.gov.uk/residents/communities/south-norfolk-dementia-action-alliance

Gabrielle Pagan from the Dove Dementia Café will also be giving a talk at the event.

The Dove Dementia Cafe is a friendly and sociable meeting place with activities to suit interests wherever possible. Volunteers are trained by Age UK. Carers can take time out on the premises. A light lunch is provided free of charge.


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