Burnham-On-Sea more dementia friendly', calls campaigner
local campaigner wants to make Burnham-On-Sea an official 'dementia-friendly'
a talk at Burnham's Princess Theatre to mark Dementia Awareness
Week, Myra Cox, pictured, said more can be done to reduce the
stigma around the condition locally.
keen to make Burnham Dementia-friendy, encouraging everyone to
be more informed about the condition and to help those who live
with it," she said.
- from businesses to residents - can be better informed about
Dementia in a positive way and then put their understanding into
says that shops and businesses in Burnham can be helped to better
serve people with the condition.
part of the awareness week, an event was held at the Princess
where information stalls were set up and leaflets distributed.
added: "There was a lot of interest throughout the day -
we had a good turnout of visitors to find out more about the condition.
My Dementia Friends talk provoked many interesting questions."
explained that people can live well with the condition and still
have a fulfilling life."
would like to thank the Princess Theatre staff - who are themselves
training to become 'Dementia Friends' - and everyone who came
along and helped in anyway to promote the positive message that
you can live well with Dementia."
event also raised money for the Alzheimer's Society, which is
leading the fight against dementia.
Top, campaigner Myra Cox; Centre - the Princess Theatre staff
who are themselves training to become 'Dementia Friends'; and
above a representative from the Cinnamon Trust, one of the groups
at the event