Coastguards and BARB become 'dementia friends'
months after its formation, further progress is being made by the
Burnham and Highbridge Dementia Action Alliance Group in making
both towns both more dementia-aware and more accessible.
Wednesday, Burnham-On-Seas Coastguards and volunteers from
BARB Search & Rescue undertook their training.
spokesman said: "A lot of times we are tasked to search for
missing vulnerable people. This can be for a variety of reasons,
due to the weather, medical and mental health issues and more."
this week along with BARB we were given a great talk about Dementia
David is a Dementia Champion and in her spare time gives fantastic
talks about Dementia and what we can all do to help, not only people
with Dementia but also their family members. This is done simply
by recognising and accepting Dementia sufferers as the person they
gained some insights on how to best deal with Dementia sufferers,
whom we have been tasked to search for. All signed up to become
you want to become a Dementia friend or find out more about Dementia
and Alzheimers then head over to Alzheimer's Society and like their