Dementia Friendly Kent
End of Year Newsletter
Another year almost over and what a year it’s been.
Dementia Friendly Kent Awards 2017
On Friday 20th October we had a fantastic afternoon celebrating all the great work that has taken place in Kent over the past year by holding our annual Dementia Friendly Awards Ceremony.
What a bumper bunch of nominations and finalists we had this year, people and organisations spanning the length and breadth of Kent, all working to make lives better and friendlier for those in Kent affected by dementia.
Each year this event is getting bigger and better showcasing the amazing work happening across Kent. We are looking forward to the 2018 awards continuing this trend so please start thinking about what a difference you can make in 2018
To find out more and to see pictures from the day, Please follow the link Dementia Kent Awards
Age Simulation Suit
The age simulation suit offers the opportunity to experience the impairments of both older and younger people. The aim was to raise awareness and empathy with those either working with older people or have a business/organisation that older people may use or visit.
In excess of 250 people have tried the suit and there are many more planned to use it in the future.
Companies that have used the suit include Nat West Bank, Asda, Housing Organisation, Local Councils, Co Op, Independent Pharmacies, Residential Care Homes and Social Care staff.
Those who tried the suit have had a much better understanding of an elderly persons’ behavior; buildings have been adapted and empathy has been raised with those caring for older people.