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Delighted that HGC Dinbych Arfordirol ac Abergele / NWP Denbighshire Coastal and Abergele PCSO's Steven and Aled became Dementia Friends after a session with Peter Harrison yesterday.

Two and a half years ago the rest of the local team became dementia friends and North Wales Police have since become a Dementia Friendly Organisation.
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Here's an interesting variation on the twiddle blanket, twiddle boards !Following a Town Forum Meeting in July we were commissioned to come up with a prototype Twiddle Board for use by bed bound patients with Dementia at Tunbridge Wells Hospital in Pembury. It has been found that these activity boards are a useful tool in occupying patients suffering from Dementia and we are pleased to have been asked to help with the project.The prototype was approved and we are very happy to able to present four Twiddle Boards to the Hospital next Wednesday 31st October 2018. ... See MoreSee Less

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PCSO Kerri Adams Lewis has been visiting care homes in Kinmel Bay to promote the Herbert Protocol!

North Wales Police is committed to becoming a dementia friendly organisation. As part of this commitment the Force is implementing the Herbert Protocol.

The aim of the scheme is to help keep people who are living with dementia safe, particularly if, as their condition progresses they start to 'walk about' which is not unusual following diagnosis. Often people will only travel a short distance, maybe into the garden or down the street and will return a short time later. However, some people can get lost and go missing. This can lead to feelings of confusion, fear and vulnerability for individuals and their families, particularly at night time or in inclement weather conditions.

The Herbert Protocol is designed to assist in locating individuals safe and well should they go missing, and provide reassurance to family and friends that the police have all the information they need to help locate the individual. The Herbert Protocol is a national initiative adopted by North Wales Police, as well as many other police forces around the UK. #dementiafriendly
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