Kingsbridge Dementia Friendly Community want the voices of those living with dementia in our community to be heard and valued; we aim to establish links with businesses and service providers to encourage all to improve services and increase awareness of dementia. Produced by iamthehow with music from Kai Engel.
Dementia: Janica Birch
Being active is important for us all, with benefits for both the mind and body, but for those who may have dementia, keeping active can be a challenge. Janica talks to us about a range of activities designed specifically for those of us who may need that little extra support and we hear how sports and leisure organisations such Fusion Lifestyle are working within communities to become Dementia Friendly. Produced by iamthehow with music from Kai Engel.
Dementia: Katharine Harrod
Join Katharine Harrod as she explains how the Kingsbridge and Salcombe Chamber of Commerce actively encourages all businesses to become Dementia Friendly and how easily accessed and simple training benefits the staff, customers, community and the bottom line. "People don't repeat bad experiences, they only repeat the good ones." Produced by iamthehow with music from Kai Engel.
Dementia: Ian Sherriff, BEM
Join Ian Sherriff as he talks about his work in dementia care and research which has been recognised with the award of a British Empire Medal in the Queen's Birthday Honours list. We hear how dementia programmes in the UK's rural communities tie in with global trends and how being part of a Dementia Friendly Community has widespread benefits for us all, no matter where we live. Produced by iamthehow with music from Kai Engel.
Dementia: The Church - a Vital Link
The church provides a vital link to our more remote and rural communities and through hosting a short dementia awareness session the church can reach out further, acting as a catalyst that brings a deeper understanding to people from all walks of life. Produced for KDFC by iamthehow.
Dementia: Derriford Hospital and Healthcare
Karen Girmshaw, Consultant Nurse for Older People talks to us about the Dementia Awareness Training Programme at Derriford Hospital, the positive impact that this has had on patients and carers and how we can also help when planning a visit. As Karen says: "People come to hospital with their dementia, often not because of their dementia." Produced for KDFC by iamthehow.
Dementia: Missing People and The Herbert Protocol
Richard Loxton, Lost Person Search Manager at Devon & Cornwall Police explains that it's not uncommon for people who have dementia to go missing, but there are some steps that we can all take to reduce the likelihood of this. We also hear how the Herbert Protocol can be used as an effective tool to aid search, should a vulnerable person need help. Produced for KDFC by iamthehow.