Welsh Government Funding for Dementia Friendly Powys

Using funding from The Welsh Government Intermediate Care Fund, Powys Association of Voluntary Organisations (PAVO) has made an award to the Alzheimer’s Society to deliver a Dementia Friendly Powys pilot project.

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Schools Update

Dementia Friends Champion, Joan Brown, finds 96 new Dementia Friends at Brecon High School!

 

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Joan Bakewell speaks of her fear of dementia

Now in her 80s, one issue looms ahead for Joan Bakewell and others from her generation - the fear of dementia. She admits that she's becoming increasingly forgetful. Her home is decked with post-it note reminders to help her remember.

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Council pledge to make the County of Powys a dementia friendly community

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Powys County Council has taken steps to improve the lives of local people with dementia by passing a motion to make the county of Powys more ‘dementia friendly’.

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Brecon Beacons hope to become first ‘dementia-friendly’ National Park in UK

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After months of hard work Brecon Beacons National Park Authority is delighted to announce that it is the first UK National Park to be officially recognised as ‘Working towards becoming dementia-friendly’.

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Lloyds Bank Brecon Festive Tea and Talk

Lloyds Bank, Brecon, opened their doors on 5th December 2014 for a festive 'Tea and Talk'

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Dementia Friendly Communities Feature in Ageing Well in Wales programme

The Ageing Well in Wales Programme was launched in October 2014 as a five year partnership of national and local government and major public and third sector agencies in Wales. The Programme is hosted and chaired by the Older People’s Commissioner for Wales.

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Brecon Library signs up to help make Brecon a 'Dementia Friendly Community'

Brecon Library has signed up to making Brecon a ‘Dementia Friendly Community’.   The library has officially registered its commitment to treat customers who may be living with dementia, as well as those looking after them, with understanding, dignity and respect.

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Local schools lend their support

Staff and pupils of local schools have opened their doors to Dementia Champion Joan Brown and are keen to help as Brecon strives to become Wales' first Dementia Friendly Community.

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Everyone has a story to tell!

A theatre company in Wales is breaking new ground by telling the stories of those living with dementia.

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