The Buckingham Dementia Action Alliance (BDAA) is holding 3 events in May at Buckingham Library. Everyone is invited!

Dementia Information Day – Tuesday 15th May, 10.00am to 1.00pm

Loneliness and health issues can lead to memory loss and potentially dementia. With over 15 information stands and displays by diverse organisations on dementia, health, support, local activities and emergency planning, there will be plenty of information to help us all live and stay well. A Dementia Friends session will take place from 12.00 to 1.00pm.

 

‘How can we improve Dementia care?’  – Wednesday 16th May, 5.30pm to 8.00pm.

Starting with free refreshments, we will have talks on:

  • Arts and Dementia
  • Grandchildren and Dementia
  • What is it like to have dementia?

Chaired by Councillor Jon Harvey, Mayor (2017/2018) & Mayor elect (2018/2019), the event will also include a discussion with the audience on dementia issues.

 

‘Connie’s Colander’ – Human Story Theatre – Thursday 17th May, 6.30pm to 8.00pm.

Starting with free refreshments at 6.30 free refreshments, Connie’s Colander is a dementia play starting at 7.00pm.

Would you like a Dementia Friends session in your community?

If you would like a Dementia Friends Champion to give a one hour Dementia Friends session in your community or for your organisation, get in touch!

The BDAA can arrange for a Dementia Friends Champion to give one hour Dementia Friends sessions in your community and for your organisations.  By learning about dementia, we can take away the fear and stigma. We can start to understand the disease and how it affects people who have a dementia diagnosis. We can learn how to hear with our eyes, and help everyone to live well and be included in normal community activities.

The Buckingham Dementia Action Alliance is a nationally registered Local Dementia Action Alliance and is working towards helping the 36 Buckingham Parishes to become Dementia Friendly Communities.

http://www.dementiaaction.org.uk/local_alliances/22583_buckingham_dementia_action_alliance

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