An information and support day was held in Brecon, the first dementia friendly town in Wales, during Dementia Action Week. The event in the Guildhall was attended by emergency services, mountain rescue teams, Brecon Library, Age Cymru - Powys, Credu, Alzheimer's Society, and Dementia Matters in Powys.
Local school pupils shared their experiences of visiting local care homes and the Arosfa Day Centre. Councillor Marie Matthews and town crier announcing the event with a dementia-themed poem.
The Mayor of Brecon, Councillor Ann Mathias, awarded certificates to Nicholls, Brecon Car Sales, The Tea Emporium, Morrisons, The Clarence, Brecon Surgery, Brecon Job Centre, The Hours Bookshop Cafe, Brecon Leisure Centre and Nat West Bank for being dementia friendly.
Resident Frances Isaacs, who assisted the Mayor, wrote a poem recently selected by Transport for London to be displayed as part of a poetry showcase by people with dementia.