Demonstrating how a Dementia Friendly Middlesbrough Project enables people living with Dementia to live well and be more integrated in their community
PHE ePoster Library. McInnes E. 09/12/19; 274356; 162
Emma McInnes
Emma McInnes
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Abstract Introduction
Project aims are to ensure that people living with dementia are able to remain active and included members of their community, maintain their independence, and to Increase awareness and understanding about dementia, amongst communities and professionals. In 2015, there were 1,168 people recorded as having dementia on general practitioner practice registers in Middlesbrough.MethodInclusive efforts to make services designed for the wider population more accessible to people affected by dementia is the role of the project lead. This involves asking organisations to sign up to the project and commit to following 6 action points and reviewing progress annually. Celebration events are held to showcase the commitment of local businesses and shops.The 2015/16 Director of Public Health Annual report on Dementia Friendly Middlesbrough, demonstrates that we are moving in the right direction as a dementia friendly town and contains detailed information on dementia in Middlesbrough. The report incorporated references to evidence of ‘what works' in terms of supporting people affected by dementia and also contains information about risk and prevention.
National Recognition by the Alzheimer's Society as a Dementia Friendly Town.Project quoted in a Lancet Report, leading medical journal.147 Local Businesses and Organisations working to become dementia friendly.Community map of Dementia services and support developed.Professionals aware of their population needs.Over 10,000 Dementia Friends.
A Dementia Needs Assessment highlighted a better understanding of dementia within local businesses and shops, supportive environments, strong social bonds, the availability of valued activities and responsive services. External funding details
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