Dementia friendly Newport
There are nearly 2,000 people living with dementia in Newport and it is important that those living with the condition are able to live as normally as possible with dignity and respect.
Newport City Council has successfully registered to receive the Alzheimer's Society National Accreditation as working towards becoming a dementia friendly city.
A joint delivery plan and partnership, Dementia Action Alliance, will raise awareness of dementia in local organisations and businesses through training and information events.
Over 700 people have attended Dementia Friends sessions in Newport to learn a bit about what its like to live with dementia and how to help and turn that understanding into action.
You will recognise a dementia friend by the small blue daisy badge that is awarded after attending a session.
For further information contact Newport City Council
The Alzheimers Society website has information or call the National Dementia Helpline on 0300 222 1122