Category Archives for "Campaigning for Change"

World Rocks against Dementia…from Torbay

A music event, started by a Torbay resident to raise awareness of dementia, has spread around the world to 30 cities in 15 countries, and produced a fundraising single in association with the Military Wives foundation. The World Rocks Against Dementia (WRAD) event, which was organised by Norman ‘Norrms’ McNamara, was first held in Torbay in […]

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  • 1 April 2016

Creating dementia carer friendly workspaces

Giving employers the information they need to create dementia carer friendly workspaces and better support their employees who are working and caring for someone with dementia is the aim of a one day training course being run by the charity Pathways through Dementia and 4Dementia Carers in partnership with RemindMeCare. An increasing number of employees […]

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  • 30 March 2016

John’s Campaign prompts culture change in hospital dementia care

We’ve been keen supporters of John’s Campaign here at Local Dementia Guide since it was started by friends Nicci Gerrard and Julia Jones back in November 2014.  The campaign, to allow the carers of people with dementia the right to stay with them in hospital, or visit them on the ward at any time, has attracted support from both professionals […]

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  • 16 March 2016