"Who will care for Mum, Dad or Me?"

During a week when dementia featured prominently in the media, families, medics and emergency teams told their stories to Week in Week Out.

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Brecon recognised as first community in Wales for its work towards becoming dementia friendly

In October 2014 Brecon became the first community in Wales to be publicly recognised by Alzheimer's Society for its work towards becoming dementia-friendly.

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Bucket loads of support at Morrisons

On Saturday 6th September volunteers from the Brecon Dementia Friendly Community group packed bags at Morrisons and raised £527 towards the Tea Cosy memory cafe in Brecon. 

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Brecon Mountain Rescue takes a proactive approach to dementia

Earlier this year we delivered a Dementia Friends session to the Brecon Mountain Rescue team, at which 37 team members became Dementia Friends. Deputy Team Leader Mark Jones, has since been in touch for some support. 

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Brecon shines a beacon for all of Wales in working to become a Dementia Friendly Community

Exactly a year to the day since a representative from the Alzheimer’s Society came to Brecon to talk about how they set up a dementia friendly community in Plymouth, we are delighted to announce the launch of the Brecon Dementia Friendly Community initiative.

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Upcoming launch of Brecon Dementia Friendly Community

On Friday, June 20th 2014, from 10.30am to 12.30pm the Brecon Guildhall will host a public event to celebrate the launch of the Brecon Dementia Friendly Community.

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Social action initiative blazes a trail

Alzheimer’s Society’s Dementia Friends programme continues to gain momentum in South Powys. 

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AM and MP become Dementia Friends

Kirsty Williams AM and Roger Williams MP have taken a key step towards helping end the stigma surrounding dementia by becoming Dementia Friend.

The parliamentarians and their constituency office staff joined trainers Cherry Jones and Rhiannon Davies for a Dementia Friends information session in the Welsh Liberal Democrat party office in Brecon.

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Dementia Friends launches in Wales

In a bid to help end the stigma surrounding dementia, Alzheimer’s Society has launched the Dementia Friends initiative in Wales.

Aimed at giving people a better understanding of dementia and the small things they can do to make a difference, Brecon is one of the first towns to adopt the scheme.

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