Flint and Buckley in North Wales have become the latest Welsh towns to be recognised as 'dementia friendly communities'.
They're the first towns in North Wales to be formally recognised by the Alzheimer's Society for their work in 'supporting people with dementia and enabling them to live well in the community.'
Some of the work done in Flint to support people with dementia includes:
- Holding a Dementia friends Session within the library which created 30 Dementia friends.
- Opening a memory Cafe within the church for local people living with dementia.
- Arranging an awareness performance arranged for local community, businesses, police, fire services etc. arranged at Flint High School.
13 other communities in Wales have already achieved the status of 'Working Towards Dementia Friendly', including Aberaeron, Swansea, Caerphilly and Ystradgynlais.