Highland Council promotes awareness of dementia

To mark Dementia Awareness Week in Scotland 2016, next week, The Highland Council is hosting a Dementia Friends Scotland awareness session on Monday for Members and staff at Council HQ, Inverness.

Geraldine Ditta, Policy & Engagement Manager, Alzheimer Scotland said: “People with dementia sometimes need a helping hand to go about their daily lives and feel included in their local community.

“We are delighted that the Highland Council recognises and supports a dementia friendly Highlands. It is often small changes by ourselves and other partners that can make a huge positive difference to the lives of those affected by dementia.

 “By becoming a dementia friend you can gain a greater understanding of dementia and the small things you can do to make a difference to people living with dementia and help us build dementia friendly communities in Highland.  This can be as simple as taking a little extra time with a customer or simply spreading the word about dementia - every action counts.” 

Cllr Jaci Douglas, Highland Council’s representative on the NHS Highland Board, added: “Dementia is something which touches so many lives. If we can make a positive difference to the life of someone with dementia or their families, then it is worth doing.”

To Find Out More

Please contact Geraldine Ditta, Policy & Engagement Manager, Alzheimer Scotland, Dementia Resource Centre, Strothers’ lane, Inverness, IV1 1LR. Mob: 07825 329 412 or gditta@alzscot.org

24 May 2016
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