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Rituals Today

As a celebrant I create and conduct bespoke ceremonies for any life-event.

18 December 2019
Local Alliances:
Merton Dementia Action Alliance

1. Action Plan

1. The National Dementia Declaration lists seven outcomes that the DAA are seeking to achieve for people with dementia and their carers. How would you describe your organisation’s role in delivering better outcomes for people with dementia and their carers?

In my work as a celebrant I work with people of all ages and all walks of life. Being dementia-friendly mean I can offer inclusive ceremonies: funerals, weddings, and others. My specific goal is to make the funeral world more dementia friendly. I would like to encourage other funeral professionals (officiants, funeral arrangers, funeral directors and crematorium staff) to become Dementia Friends and offer dementia-friendly services for the people they work with.

2. What are the challenges to delivering these outcomes from the perspective of your organisation?

Lack of time!

Member website


2. Actions

  • Distribute Dementia Friendly Funerals leaflet

    Find a funder to print the Dementia Friendly Funerals leaflet in Merton.


    2019 - Fourth Quarter Update

    New member to Merton, December 2019.

  • Hold Dementia Friendly Funerals event

    Host an event for funeral organisations in Merton to promote dementia friendliness.


    2019 - Fourth Quarter Update

    New member, December 2019.

  • Lead Dementia Friends information session

    Lead a Dementia Friends information session for funeral directors.


    2019 - Fourth Quarter Update

    December 2019 new member.