Dementia-friendly Congleton group meeting took place recently, download the full meeting minutes HERE.

Gloup Medication Lubricant.

Cathy Dean took us through a presentation and sampling of a product called Gloup which is designed to help people in taking their medication.

The swallowing gel is made from 100% natural ingredients and comes in a range of thicknesses and flavours. It is primarily there to help people who have difficulty in swallowing medication which can affect up to 30% of the population and even mean some of them skipping their medication totally.

More information can be found on their website https://gloup.shop/

Cheshire East Dementia Strategy Group.

Diane advised the group that Cheshire East , through Val Burlison and Jo Cliffe are working with various groups and individuals to work on developing a dementia strategy for Cheshire East as a whole. A steering group is being set up on which we will be playing a part.

A survey will be circulated to get views, Diane to visit Kath Reader at Alsager to see what they are doing.

More information as this progresses.

Local Activity Leaflet.

The new autumn leaflet will be out in time for The Community Wellbeing Fayre 1st October, any amendments to MS as soon as possible.

This edition will include a list of the businesses that were awarded their working towards becoming dementia friendly.

NB The Congleton memory Café  is moving from Astbury Garden Centre to Trinity Church , Wagg St. This is held on 2nd Tuesday of the month, starting Tuesday 8th October.

Business Awards / Chris’s Role.

Chris joined us in Jan 2019, she came in from a social work/ working with dementia background.

She has worked with around 36 businesses encouraging them to have a DF Session and carry out some small environmental improvement to their facility / or some extra support in terms of activity to make their business a more accessible place for people living with dementia and their carers. Tonight we have 18 businesses invited to come along and collect their certificates and window stickers so that they can display them for the public to see, and hopefully encourage more businesses to get involved in the scheme going forward.

 

Meeting finished at 4.30pm

Next Meeting :- Tuesday 19th November 2019 –  2pm to 4pm.

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