Town to pull together to help dementia sufferers
A NEW Wadebridge community initiative launches later this month with the aim of improving the lives of those suffering from dementia.
The Wadebridge Dementia Action Alliance (WDAA) intends to ask businesses in the town for support in the quest to help those with the debilitating condition.
The alliance will also offer information to those affected about the helpful services in the area and will construct a map of what is available.
The launch event will be held at 4pm on Wednesday, September 25, at The Exchange, which is based in the Christian Centre opposite the police station at the top of Molesworth Street.
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"All businesses in the area are welcome, as is anyone interested in dementia and who believes can help enrich the lives of those affected," said Graham Renwick, of the WDAA Steering Group.
"We aim to help bring together all elements of the community of Wadebridge to enable people living with dementia to live well and to make the town a place where they and their families are supported," he continued.
The launch will be led by Tim Jones, a facilitator of the Wadebridge Memory Café, and will be attended by Norrms MacNamara, who has advised David Cameron about dementia in the UK.
Norrms has been a leading light in his own community of Torbay, where businesses and service providers have welcomed help in taking action to support people living with dementia.
Others who have had similar experiences in Camelford, Falmouth and Tavistock will also share some of their thoughts and ideas.