Ferrars Hall Care Home recently had the pleasure of hosting Huntingdon’s first ever Dementia Action Alliance Meeting. The event drew in lots of local people and businesses, keen to make Huntingdon a more dementia friendly town, the Police, Tesco’s and the Alzheimer’s Society to name a few.
The meeting was very kindly opened by Clly Jay Dyne, the Deputy Mayor of Huntingdon, along with his consort, Cllr Sonia Dyne. Hillary Sheppard of the Alzheimer’s Society then led a very informative presentation, discussing types of dementia and the prevalence of the disease over the past decade.
Nicola Jarmaine from St Neots Funeral Directors, Kingfisher then led a dementia friend’s session, aiming to teach people about what it is like to live with dementia and turn that understanding into action.
The Dementia Action Alliance are committed to transforming the lives of people with dementia and their carers. They have one simple aim: to bring about a society-wide response to dementia. They encourage and support communities and organisations across England to take practical actions to enable people to live well with dementia and reduce the risk of costly crisis intervention.