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