Towns back dementia alliance

PUBLISHED: 14:00 10 July 2013

Joan Emerson (Clevedon bookshop volunteer), Christen Manning (Dementia Action Alliance coordinator) and Jane Kelly (bookshop volunteer).

Joan Emerson (Clevedon bookshop volunteer), Christen Manning (Dementia Action Alliance coordinator) and Jane Kelly (bookshop volunteer).

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COMMUNITIES in Clevedon and Portishead are joining a national movement to improve the experiences of local people living with dementia.

Dementia Action Alliances are being created in the towns with public meetings organised to encourage residents to discuss the development of dementia friendly communities.

The Alzheimer’s Society believes that communities which are more inclusive are crucial for people with dementia to remain independent.

Clevedon Community Bookshop in Copse Road is one organisation which has already backed the initiative.

Co-operative secretary Karen Jacob said: “For a lot of our older customers the bookshop is not just a place for reading and reminiscing but also for social contact.

“We want to make this space as friendly and supportive as possible.”

A public meeting will be held to discuss the Clevedon project tomorrow (Thurs) from 10am to noon at the community centre in Princes Road. For more details contact christen.manning@alzheimers.org.uk

A meeting will be held in Portishead from 10-11.30am on July 18 at the Premier Inn in Wyndham Way. For more details contact trina.brown@alzheimers.org.uk

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