Thursday, 27 February 2014

5 simple things you can do to support a dementia friendly Reading

1.  'Can I help you' and a friendly smile goes a long way to put people at ease.

2.  Be patient - give people time

3.  Be clear - communocate clearly, use gestures and props to help, find a quiet place to go.

4.  Don't make assumptions about what someone may want or need - be guided by the individual.

5.  Talk about demntia and remember the carer - you will be helping to reduce the stigma around dementia.

Looking at this list I think it's clear that a truly dementia friendly Reading would be a great place to live for everyone.

I hope we can get some real action and momentum. My personal pledge is to go through the dementia friend training next month.