DEMENTIA FRIENDLY PRACTICE

The following report summarises the impact of the Patient Group Dementia Awareness Event held at Cookley Village Hall in May 2017

Dementia Awareness Report

Kidderminster Town is a Dementia Friendly Community and Aylmer Lodge Cookley Partnership has signed up to become the first Dementia Friendly practice in the locality.

This will involve us in undertaking staff training in Dementia Awareness and promoting the activities of partner organisations such as Side by Side.

There is further information below on Side by Side and the difference it can make.
https://blog.alzheimers.org.uk/personal-stories/new-side-side-project-helps-football-lover-arthur/

What is the Herbert Protocol?
Herbert Protocol
The Herbert Protocol is a national scheme adopted by police services and other agencies across the country.
It is a simple risk reduction tool to be used in the event of a person with Dementia or other mental vulnerability going missing. It consists of a form that contains vital information about a person at risk that can be passed to the police if the person is reported missing. A recent photograph of the person should also be kept with the form.
The basis of the scheme is for vital information about the person such as medication,
description, photograph, significant places in the person’s life and their daily routine,
to be pre-recorded on a form. It encourages carers, families, friends or neighbours, to hold information about the person with Dementia that can help the police find them if they do go missing.
Who fills the form in?

In a care setting the care provider, the person at risk or their family can fill in the
form. The police will only ask for the form, or the information in the form, if the
person is reported missing.

Memory Lane Café

Invite you to a “Drop in Session” Thursday 23rd May
A meeting place.

This café is set up as a meeting place for people with dementia and their carers. All are welcome

Meet Old Friends & Make New Friends

This café is set up as a meeting place for people with dementia and their carers. All are welcome

Seek Support For Lifes Challenges

Visit our “Drop in” On Thursday 23rd May 2- 4pm
At Cookley Village Hall, Meeting Room 1, Lea Lane, Cookley, DY10 3RH
Contact Nigel Taylor on 01562 851744

Discover more about dementia and how you can get support if you have or care for a person with dementia

  • What to do if you are worried you, or a love one may have dementia
  • Opportunities for training and volunteering
  • Share ideas on how to make our villages dementia friendly
  • Information on our Memory Cafes we hold monthly

We are also holding a Dementia Service at St Peters Church Cookley on Tuesday 21st May at 6pm, and invite you to attend