We are aiming to make Prestatyn a Dementia Friendly community.
Everyone in Prestatyn, from banks and supermarkets to the local corner shop and hairdresser, share responsibility for ensuring that people with dementia feel understood, valued and able to contribute to their community.
Our dementia-friendly programme encourages everyone to share responsibility for ensuring that people with dementia feel understood, valued and able to contribute to their community.
Weekly dementia drop in sessions are held at the Old Library on Nant Hall road Prestatyn LL19 9LH from 2pm to 4pm every Friday.
Dementia Friends Information Sessions are run by volunteer Dementia Friends Champions, who are trained and supported by Alzheimer’s Society. Each Information Session lasts around one hour. You will learn more about dementia and how you can help to create dementia friendly communities.
What is the Dementia Friendly Communities Recognition Process?
The recognition process enables communities to be publicly recognised for their work towards becoming dementia-friendly. The process asks communities to commit to delivering change and is structured around 2 key documents:
- The BSI Code of Practise for dementia friendly communities and;
- The foundation criteria for dementia-friendly communities
The BSI Code of Practice for Dementia Friendly Communities (available to download here): The PAS1365 document is a code of practice which provides more detailed guidance and structure for communities around what ‘dementia-friendly’ looks like and what the key areas for action are in working to achieve a dementia-friendly community, including:
- arts, culture, leisure, and recreation
- businesses and shops;
- children, young people and students;
- community, voluntary, faith groups and organizations;
- emergency services;
- health and social care;
- housing; and
The seven foundation criteria help a community to understand the way that their Dementia Friendly Community should be structured and outlines the need for establishing a group, identifying a leader and involving people affected by dementia.
We are building up our resources on this site and acknowledge the support of the
Alzheimer’s Society . You can view some of their videos here.