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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 … Continue reading

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Local MP Backs Purple Angel Campaign

Local Bristol MP Steven Williams backs the Purple Angel Campaign to increase dementia awareness and “Tweets” to voice his support.  

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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, … Continue reading

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