Dementia Friends Session @ Shire Hall
Shire Hall was awarded 'Best Interior Dementia Design' at the 2017 National Dementia Care Awards and just by entering the reception area you can see a lot of care and consideration has gone into its recent refurbishment with comfortable, modern furnishings and refreshments available to all. It also boasts the most welcoming and happy receptionist !
Our session was led by Gary , Shire Halls Maintenance Technician , who as well as being a Dementia Friends Champion recently took part in The Cardiff Bay Run and raised £620 for Alzheimer's Research UK.
bookcase - though it does make me cry...''I'll know I love you') and group discussions Gary explained the 5 key facts everyone should know about Dementia:
1.It is not a natural part of ageing
2.It is caused by diseases of the brain -The most common being Alzheimer's
3.Its not just about losing your memory:it can affect thinking, communicating and doing everyday tasks
4.It is possible to live well with Dementia
5.There is more to a person than the Dementia
The overall message being 'With support,people with Dementia can and do take an active role in Life'
I highly recommend attending a Dementia Friends Session it is informative and eye-opening !
Afterwards you can pledge your action and wear your badge with pride !