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Great to be part of the Blue Monday Event at The Galleries in Bristol last Monday. Good contacts made with other charities and organisations, as well as listening to people living with dementia.
Here are a selection of photographs taken at the event in The Galleries. Photographer Paul Blakemore
Thanks again to Mel, Anne, Emma and Chris for running the stall.
Today is a proud moment for us – we have finally published our very own newsletter.
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Our next event is an evening with the Panama Jazz Band.
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The next up and coming event will take place on Friday 12th May 2017.
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Dementia Friendly Workshop – Thursday 26th January 2017
Let’s continue to make Bristol one of the most dementia friendly cities in the UK!
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To celebrate our being registered as a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO), BDAA held a “Coming of Age” Celebration on 8th July 2016. This was held at Westbury Baptist Church and included speakers (who are living with Dementia), stalls, food and fun. Yes fun! Ask all those who tried Zumba for the first time, or those who experience “Singing for the Brain”. We also celebrated our third birthday and the candles were blown out by Bristol’s Lord Mayor, Jeff Lovell, who also cut the cake.
BDAA’s programme of activities for Dementia Awareness Week is being planned.
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Unless you’re a seasoned flyer, lots of people find navigating your way through the airport process quite a stressful experience.
Imagine what it’s like if you’re a carer with someone who has Dementia.
Well, Bristol Airport made an important step forward today in becoming a Dementia Friendly Airport (maybe the first in the world – unless you know of another one!).
A dozen of their airport staff attended a Dementia Awareness session.
We discussed what Dementia is, how to identify it in people/customers and, more importantly, how to manage people with the disease.
We also thought about how buildings, public or private, may be made more dementia friendly at very little cost.
Both large and small businesses will benefit by becoming Dementia Friendly because their customers will know that staff at that business will treat them properly.
As a result, the business will get more customers – a “Win – Win” situation.
You may ask why businesses should become dementia friendly?
May I quote the director of a local firm when asked this question replied “Because it’s the right thing to do”.
As a result, his business has flourished.