Buckingham Dementia Action Alliance
The Buckingham DAA held a launch meeting in Buckingham Library in July 2015, with stalls run by various organisations and groups working on dementia related issues, and a Singing for the Brain session, to which the general public were invited. We have continued to hold dementia awareness events, meeting bi-monthly to guide the work of the BDAA towards making the Buckingham area of 36 parishes Dementia Friendly. All members of the Steering Group are Dementia Friends and some are Dementia Champions.
The Buckingham Dementia Action Alliance (BDAA) was set up as one of 3 pilots in Buckinghamshire by Buckinghamshire County Council Prevention Matters, in June 2015 to cover the 36 parishes of the Buckingham area.
To increase public awareness of dementia, to improve signposting, support and accessibility to appropriate services, encourage individuals organisations and retailers to respond positively towards those living with, and affected by, Dementia. Encourage the 36 parishes of Buckingham Local Area Forum to become dementia friendly communities.
We seek to do this by:
- Encouraging organisations and individuals in the Buckingham LAF (Local Area Forum) area to become Dementia Friends.and Dementia friendly.
- Encouraging appropriate organisations to provide direct support to those living with dementia and their carers and families.
- Raising the profile of dementia issues and the support/services available locally.
How to join the Buckingham DAA: