Broxtowe Borough Council pledged its support to people with dementia by officially signing a Dementia Action Alliance Declaration to help local people ‘live well with dementia’.
Mayor, Cllr Stan Heptinstall signed the declaration on behalf of the council, Broxtowe Borough Council, along with Helen Byrne from the Alzheimer’s Society and representatives from the Broxtowe Borough Partnership at Westbourne Court, Ewe Lamb Lane, Bramcote as part of Dementia Awareness Week.
Cllr Heptinstall said: “The council is extremely proud to be part of the Dementia Action Alliance and is taking active steps to help those with dementia live well and independently for many years, as well as help support their carers.
“By understanding the daily challenges they face, the local community can play its part and we hope that local businesses and residents will support the campaign and become a Dementia Friend.”
Helen Byrne from Alzheimer’s Society in Nottinghamshire said: “We’ve got a busy week planned for Dementia Awareness Week this year in Nottinghamshire and we are delighted to support Broxtowe Borough Council in its determination to launch its campaign to create a dementia friendly borough.”
In Nottinghamshire alone, there are thought to be more than 13,000 people living with the dementia who often feel isolated and stigmatised.
The Council is determined to break down this barrier so that residents can ‘live well with dementia’ and has already made great strides towards a 10-point plan, identified by its Scrutiny Committee to combat the stigma associated with dementia.
For more information please contact Broxtowe Borough Council on 0115 917 3548 or visit www.broxtowe.gov.uk/dementia.
For further information on the campaign and how to become a Dementia Friend, please visit www.dementiafriends.org.uk or watch the video at www.youtube.com/watch?v=LfrnWrpPq54