A major part of Middlesbrough being officially recognised as a dementia friendly town was the involvement of local businesses and organisations in undertaking training around the issue and working towards the ‘6 steps to becoming a dementia friendly Business’.
Therefore, in recognition of companies and organisations working towards becoming Dementia Friendly, a celebration event took place at the Jury’s Inn Hotel in on Wednesday 17th January 2018 with 25 of the companies and business in attendance.
Residents of the town living with dementia, carers and businesses which have undergone training to become dementia aware, all came together for the occasion. Each one received formal recognition with a certificate presentation by Cllr. Julia Rostron and later, were able to have lunch and network with one another.
Teesside Hospice can play an important role in developing partnerships to enabling people with dementia to receive better palliative care towards the end of life. Therefore we are very excited that we have an Admiral Nurse starting with the Hospice in February 2018, the post is jointly funded by Dementia UK, and its Admiral Nursing model has an established track record of supporting other generalists and specialist clinicians in successfully working with and supporting people with dementia on their caseloads.
We are looking forward to continuing on our Dementia Friendly journey to ensure we can provide the best possible care to our patients.
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