Fenland Dementia Action Alliance
Welcome! Fenland Dementia Action Alliance launched on 18 May 2016, during Dementia Awareness Week.
FDAA aims to improve the lives of people affected by dementia in Fenland.
We have a series of speakers presenting about dementia from the perspective of different organisations and communities. Speakers so far have included:
- CHILL (Cognitive Health in Later Life) Research Project at the University of Cambridge
- Cambridgeshire County Council Traveller Health Team ("how culture impact on health in Gypsy/Roma/Traveller communities")
Our next meeting is on Tuesday 2 May, 12noon at Bluebird Care premises, Thorby Avenue, March.
Members are also invited to attend the Alzheimer's Society Dementia Cafe this month, to speak to and meet local people living with dementia and their carers.
Members bring along updates on their work, examples of best practice, questions about being dementia-friendly and any relevant events they would like to promote to the group.
FDAA entered a Christmas Tree into the Peckover House Christmas Tree Festival in December 2016. Thank you to March Tesco for the tree, and Jan Purdy for home-crotcheted forget-me-nots.
Chris Mackett, member of the Rotary Club of Wisbech
Prevalence of dementia in Fenland
Fenland is one of the five districts in the county of Cambridgeshire, and has an estimated resident population in 2016 of 98,300, of whom more than 22,200 (23%) are 65+.
922 people registered with a GP practice in Fenland had a recorded dementia diagnosis in 2014/15.
Data sources Population figures: Research Group, Cambridgeshire County Council 2013-based population forecasts.
How to join the FDAA
There are no special requirements to join - you only need to be a business or organisation based in the geographical location of Fenland and enthusiastic about improving the lives of people living with dementia. If you're not sure please get in touch, or book a Dementia Friends Information Session for you and your staff to find out a little more about dementia.
If you are living with dementia, or you are caring for someone with dementia, we would like to hear from you about what it is like to live in your area when you are affected by dementia. Whenever we can, we want to work on priorities identified directly by people affected by dementia. If you would like to be involved in talking to businesses, raising awareness, attending DAA meetings, or in any other way, please get in touch:
Hilary Shepherd (DAA Coordinator for Cambridgeshire)
For more information about the aims and objectives of FDAA please read our Fenland DAA Constitution.
- Age UK Cambridgeshire & Peterborough
- Cam Sight
- Cambridgeshire Fire & Rescue Service
- Cambridgeshire Library Services
- Cambridgeshire Police
- Circle Housing
- East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust
- Fenland District Council
- Healthwatch Cambridgeshire
- Rotary Club of Wisbech
- St. Wendreda's Church
- The Bobby Scheme
- The Light Cinema Wisbech