We coordinate the Blandford Dementia Friendly Community
“Some of the people from the Alzheimers Memory Café came to watch our special showing of “Summer Holiday” & enjoyed themselves: they felt safe”
Tracy, our Faithworks Dementia expert, now coordinates the work of the Blandford Dementia Friendly Community: 12 different groups ranging from care homes, doctors surgeries, cafés and the Town Council all have Dementia Action Plans… and we have hosted Dementia Friends training and special seminars to raise the profile of how the town can make life a little easier for the 200 or so people living with dementia and their carers.
We worked in partnership with Blandford Day Centre and ran a drama workshop, remembering past holidays and visualising relaxing on a tropical island…
When asked, a couple of weeks later, to recall what people had enjoyed and to make a postcard, a gentleman drew a desert island image and talked of how much he had enjoyed the activity.