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Charity labels Welsh towns as 'dementia friendly'

Flint and Buckley in North Wales have become the latest Welsh towns to be recognised as 'dementia friendly communities'.

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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.

Both Flint and Buckley have worked hard to achieve recognition from the Alzheimer's Society and are committed to working with local businesses, schools and community groups so that each town can become a dementia friendly community where people with dementia are understood, respected, supported and confident that they can contribute to the life of the town.To get first two accreditations in North Wales in the same week is wonderful and testament to the hard working, caring people of our county.

– Christine Jones, Flintshire County Councillor

13 other communities in Wales have already achieved the status of 'Working Towards Dementia Friendly', including Aberaeron, Swansea, Caerphilly and Ystradgynlais.