Dementia Awareness

Blackpool Fairness Commission wants people who live with dementia, their friends and their families to live well.  We will achieve this by striving to create a Dementia Friendly Town where business, community members and public services are trained to provide appropriate support to people living with dementia in situations where they might struggle.

In 2015 we launched the Blackpool Dementia Action Alliance.  The Alliance is a collection of partners from across the Public, Private, Voluntary, Community & Faith Sector who come together to develop initiatives which will increase awareness of the challenges faced by people living with dementia and promote the Dementia Friends training to everyone who lives and works in Blackpool.

What is Dementia?

Dementia is a group of related symptoms associated with an ongoing decline of brain functioning. It is most prevalent in those over the age of 65.

What are the symptoms of Dementia?

Dementia affects people differently but some of the most common symptoms include:

  • Difficulties with day to day memory
  • Problems with communicating, language and perception
  • Orientation issues
  • Changes in mood

Where can I get help and advice locally?

Age UK – 01253 622812
Alzheimer’s Society – 0300 222 11 22
Blackpool Council – 01253 477477
Dementia Action Alliance – XXXXXXX
Careers Trust – 01253 393748
Empowerment – 01253 477959
Memory Assessment – 01253 657354
Speak to your local GP

Ways to help

  • Become a Dementia Friend and encourage others to do the training too.
  • Raise awareness of the disease.
  • Volunteer to support Dementia events such as coffee mornings
  • Donate sensory items to Dementia care homes
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