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Project for families affected by dementia

jimbo 111

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Jan 23, 2009
North Bucks
Project for families affected by dementia

16:00 Thursday 24 September 2015

A new project is being set up specifically to support families of people in south Cumbria that are experiencing dementia.
The project, the first of its kind in the country, is being set up with Dignity in Dementia and looks to help families that have family members with dementia and what can be done to keep them safe.
The project is being supported by the Police and Crime Commissioner, Richard Rhodes.

He said: “Living with a family member with dementia can be incredibly difficult. This new project is about working with families so that they are supported to keep their family member with dementia safe and what needs to be done on a daily basis.
“All too often I hear families of people who have dementia say that they feel unsupported. Therefore, I would urge families and friends who are worried about the safety of a person with dementia who lives in the South Lakes area to come forward and approach the project team. The number to call is 07771 682378.”
Inspector Paul Latham from Kendal Neighbourhood Policing Team said: “This is an important issue that I hope will go a long way to support all those concerned.
“This provides an opportunity for police officers to better understand the difficulties effecting those with dementia and their families.
“This project will give officers the chance to offer support to those they encounter.”


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