This week is Dementia Action Week and we’re being asked to take action by starting a conversation with someone living with dementia.
Will to Give is looking at what it means to be a dementia-friendly community in Northern Ireland.
Alzheimer’s Society’s dementia-friendly communities programme encourages everyone to share responsibility for ensuring that people with dementia feel understood, valued and able to contribute to their community.
It’s about –
Making your community more dementia friendly – by providing information advice and resources on how to do this.
Making organisations more dementia friendly – this includes all organisations from the corner shop or local hairdresser to large chain supermarkets.
Creating a dementia-friendly generation – educating people aged 5-25 about dementia and how they can support social action in their own communities.
The Alzheimer’s Society Roadshow – which brings expert dementia advice, information and support directly to you.
Training and consultancy – which includes tailored dementia training and consultancy services across all sectors, delivered by specially-trained experts at an affordable price.
Dementia Friendly Awards – recognising people and organisations making a real difference in their local communities.
The 2018 winners in Northern Ireland were:
Dementia Friendly Organisation of the Year – Large
Bank of Ireland
Dementia Friendly Organisation of the Year – Small & Medium
Queen’s Film Theatre
Youth Organisation of the Year
81st Belfast Beaver Colony
Inspiring Young Person of the year – Joint winners
Kristen Magee and Casey McConville
Dementia Friendly Community Champion of the Year
Trailblazer of the Year
Championing Diversity Award
St John Mitchel’s GAC Ballygalget
Uniting Against Dementia – Outstanding Contribution 2018
Alderman Gerardine Mulvenna
If you’re involved in a Dementia Friendly project in Northern Ireland why not register your interest for the 2019 Dementia Friendly Awards here.
Will to Give is a unique network of charities working together to encourage people in Northern Ireland to leave a charitable gift in their Will.
For more information about how you can leave a gift in your Will click here.