“Drop in centres”. Definitely “one to watch” in the new English dementia strategy.

Access to any sort of dementia service has become the focus of scrutiny in the English dementia strategy. For example, NHS Bristol and Bristol City Council Health and Social Care have produced a strategy document entitled ‘Living well with dementia in Bristol’ to run 2011-2015. They helpfully provide the following table on page 32. There […]

Through raising awareness of dementia, we must ensure befriending doesn’t become belittling

Dementia Awareness Week 2014 is this year Sun 18th May – Sat 24th May 2014. Some ‘symbols’, such as the ‘Purple Angels’, clearly offer much reassurance. I am genuinely interested in what ‘dementia awareness’ is. Raising awareness can mean different things to different people. It’s easy for me to overestimate what dementia awareness might be, […]

Is dementia itself being promoted, or are their individual charities?

This is potentially an extremely exciting time for anyone interested in, or actively working, on dementia.┬áNorman McNamara has appointed ‘Purple Angel Ambassadors’ all over the world to help spread dementia awareness worldwide. There are currently volunteers in Australia, England, Germany, Nepal, Scotland, the USA and Wales. Norman is a pioneer in promoting dementia awareness. The […]