Posted: Fri 29th Jan 2016

Dementia Friendly business breakfast

news.wales / newyddion.cymru
This article is old - Published: Friday, Jan 29th, 2016

A breakfast event to help businesses become more accessible to customers with dementia is being held at Pontnewydd Golf Club on Thursday 25 February from 7:15am. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The free event, which is being hosted by Torfaen Business Voice, will help businesses gain a better understanding of dementia, improve their communication with customers living with the condition, and also provide greater support to staff who may be supporting someone with dementia. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The event will start with a free breakfast with networking, followed by a 45 minute training session, after which businesses will be certified ‘Dementia Friends’. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Torfaen council’s executive member for health, social care and well-being, councillor Richard Clark, said: “Dementia is a major concern, with one in 14 people over 65 years of age living with dementia. This often has a great impact on family members who will take on a caring role for loved ones. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“I hope that this event will help to make Torfaen a friendlier environment for those with dementia to visit, and that extend our Dementia Friendly Community across Torfaen.” ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​



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