Falmouth Dementia Action Alliance

Achievements

Registered as a Dementia Friendly Community

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Falmouth

History

Our local NHS consultant psychiatrist, Vicky Brown, initiated the idea of a Local DAA in Falmouth during 2011; she considered that everyone working together would be good for the folk living with dementia. Falmouth Memory Cafe sought the views of those with dementia and the Rotary Club of Falmouth was enlisted to develop the Alliance. So we were pretty well down the line when Prime Minister Cameron announced his challenge in March 2012 but have held back because we considered a nationally identifiable logo was an essential part of the recognition process. However, a number of local businesses were so keen to take action to help people with dementia that we couldn't hold back any longer and signed up our first member in November 2012 using the Falmouth Water Forget me Not Logo. We are grateful for the support of Ian Sheriff (Plymouth DAA) and Carol Clifford (Alzheimer's Society).

Aims

The Falmouth Dementia Action Alliance aims are:

(a) To develop Dementia Friendly Communities for people with dementia, their carers and families, voluntary and statutory services, businesses and the wider community. (National Dementia Strategy 2009 – Living well with dementia; Prime Minister’s Challenge on Dementia 2012-2015; Dementia 2012 – A National Challenge, National Dementia Declaration).

(b) To deliver on the action plans submitted in response to the National Dementia Declaration.

(c) To seek membership from businesses and organisations in and around Falmouth.

(d) To assist the formation of other Dementia Action Alliances

(e) To establish and maintain effective support through information sharing networks

(f) To ensure that the voices of people with dementia, their carers and families are heard and guide the work of the DAA

Contacts

For more information please contact Bob Bridges via email: bob.bridges@btinternet.com

Alliance Members