Dementia Friendly Congleton
Encourage and support people living with Dementia & their families in Congleton.
Dementia Friendly Congleton is a dynamic forward facing project intended to enhance the understanding of the general public and encourage and support those living with dementia, their carers and their families. It has two main thrusts:
1. Community Awareness to educate and inform the community on what the dementia is, what living with dementia is like and what we as a community, can do to make our town Dementia friendly and to ensure that people living with the disease can remain in our community for longer. We are currently holding Dementia Friends awareness sessions at various venues across Congleton in order to make Dementia Friends and this will be an ongoing project as we seek to continually educate people.
2. The provision of group sessions. We also have sessions running for people living with dementia at several places across Congleton to help alleviate the isolation and loneliness which is often the experience of people living with dementia and their careers.
Congleton has an ageing population and as statistics sow that 1 in 14 people over the age 65 are living with dementia, our great town definitely needs to be Dementia Friendly.