“Is Bristol a Dementia Friendly City” Roadshow?

On Friday 13th June, our third”Is Bristol a Dementia Friendly” Roadshow was held at the Brunelcare HQ in Saffron Gardens, Whitehall. Local MP, Kerry McCarthy attended and gave her support to our objective of creating a Dementia Friendly Community in the city and also backing the Purple Angel Campaign to increase Dementia awareness.

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New campaign from BDAA: What should you do on diagnosis?

BDAA are now distributing fridge magnets (like the one shown above) to GP’s, so that freshly diagnosed patients and their carers can be encouraged to seek help and support early on so that they can live well with Dementia. An extract from the explanatory letter given to carers is:- “Dear Carer, As the carer for […]

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Avon Valley Railway becomes Dementia Aware

Avon Valley Railway is the first heritage railway in the UK to become Dementia Aware under the Purple Angel scheme Tony Hall, a volunteer with the Bitton-based Railway, set up the Bristol Dementia Action Alliance after his wife, Barbara, was diagnosed with Dementia and it aims to help make Bristol a Dementia-friendly city “At the […]

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Elmlea Junior School becomes Dementia Aware

Dementia Awareness Workshops have also taken place with Year 6 children at Elmlea Junior school as part of PSHE and will be recommended to other schools, young people’s clubs and uniformed organisations in Bristol in the coming year. All workshops included some information about what Dementia is, how the symptoms can be seen in people […]

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Bristol’s First Dementia Aware Brownie Pack

The Bristol Dementia Action Alliance (BDAA) hosted its first Dementia Aware Workshop for children with the 28th Brownies in Westbury on Trym Baptist Church recently. Run by volunteers, BDAA aims to provide children with greater awareness and understanding of Dementia, in line with its mission to help make Bristol a Dementia friendly city – in […]

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