Help us make Cortes a Dementia Friendly Community. November 24, 1 pm
“A dementia-friendly community focuses on stigma reduction and the inclusion of people with dementia. People are educated about dementia and know that a person with dementia may sometimes experience the world differently. In a dementia-friendly community, people living with dementia feel supported by their community members whether they are at post offices, retail outlets, using transportation or enjoying hobbies out in the community.” From : http://alzheimer.ca/en/what-dementia-friendly-community
Please join us on November 24 at 1 PM in the Pioneer Room (Manson’s Hall cafe)to help us start on this path. Take the first steps and learn about the different types of Dementia and resources out there to support people and families experiencing dementia.
From this, we’d like to join in a discussion with you about what we, as a community, can do to support people living here with cognitive impairment, who often feel isolated due to stigma and fear.
We would particularly like to hear from people who are, or have been caregivers for someone with dementia and from anyone who has dementia or other cognitive impairment. We would also like to invite anyone, any age, who is interested in learning more in order to volunteer with people with dementia in our community, who could use some friendly help.
If you are a caregiver, what kind of support would you find helpful?
What could you, local businesses, etc, do to make Cortes more dementia friendly?