Local business owners, staff, PCSO’s and members of the community took part in a dementia friends session at the Peal O’Bells in Holt recently.

The one hour dementia friends sessions, run by a dementia champion from Wrexham Council, aim to give people more awareness on what it is like to live with dementia.

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A dementia friends session has also been completed with the Holt Community Councillors. So, Holt is well underway to being recognised as being a dementia friendly community.

Thank you to everyone who supports these sessions.

There are 850,000 people living with dementia in the UK and this number is expected to rise to 1 million by 2021.

It is crucial that we plan ahead and look at ways on how we can support this growing number of people and how to continue to raise awareness of what it is like to live with dementia and the impact this may have on carers.

Dementia Friends is an Alzheimer’s Society initiative and has just celebrated reaching 3 million dementia friends across England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

If you would like to get in touch to either receive dementia awareness training please contact – commissioning@wrexham.gov.uk or if you are interested in entering the care industry to help care and support those living with dementia please contact workforcedevelopment@wrexham.gov.uk

Photographed:

Jeremy Hughes and Julie Croft – NISA stores, Holt Brian and Sue Payne, Anna Evans, Polly Griffiths, Marlene Ayling, Jane and Becky Griffiths – Secret Spa Holt. PCSO’s Lisa- Marie and Sue and Pauline Amphlett

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