What are cookies?

Our site uses cookies. A cookie is a small text marker stored on your computer that enables us to track the use of our website. We use cookies to help us understand what our users' interests and preferences are to ensure the website is as user friendly as possible.

This site only uses cookies in order to provide a service to visitors. No personal data is stored in cookies and cookies are not used in order to provide advertising. Cookies are used for the following purposes:

Learn more about cookies on aboutcookies.org

If you have any concerns about the processing of your personal data by the Dementia Action Alliance, please contact the Secretariat, c/o Alzheimer's Society, 43-44 Crutched Friars, London, EC3N 2AE.

Accept and continue

Medicentre - Jesmond

Medicentre prides itself on being a long standing pharmacy within the local Jesmond community. They offer a friendly and helpful service to every customer that walks through their doors and are always carrying out ongoing training for all the employees to make sure they are fully informed and up to date.

14 August 2015
North East
Health, Pharmaceutical, Retail
Local Alliances:
Jesmond Dementia Action Alliance, North East Dementia 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?

We regularly deal with members of the community who have dementia and so we are well aware of the importance of raising awareness of this disease and working towards Jesmond being recognised as a Dementia Friendly Community. We frequently work alongside community groups such as the elders council in Jesmond where we have delivered talks in the past to do with health and our pharmacy services. We are keen to raise awareness of what we are doing for those living with dementia within Jesmond and pride ourselves on delivering a high level of customer service.

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

We are very busy so we will struggle when it comes to having the time to attend a dementia friends session. We are going to overcome this however through carrying out the online sesison instead.

2. Actions

  • Dosette Boxes

    We will continue to offer Dosette Boxes to our customers that may need the extra help in managing their medication, as those with Dementia may have trouble in knowing what and when to take certain tablets.

  • Dementia Friends

    We will ensure that all our employees become Dementia Friends to help increase their knowledge and understanding of dementia

  • Quiet Room

    We have a room which can be used as a quiet room for those living with dementia and thier carers to use if they feel they need a bit of time to gather their thoughts

  • Supporting Dementia Friendly Jesmond

    We will spread awareness of Dementia Friendly Jesmond to our customers and support the steering group going forward