Wrexham businesses are being urged to sign up for a free training course on working with people with dementia.
The course, which will be the first event organised by the Dementia Friendly Wrexham Association, will take place from 5:30pm on Thursday January 12.
Held at the Lemon Tree Restaurant, Rhosddu Road, the event is aimed at anyone who deals with members of the public in their work. It will be run by the Alzheimer’s Society and will help people to understand what dementia is, how to recognise it, and how best to support people with dementia.
The session should last around 45 minutes and also contains suggestions on relatively small changes business and organisations can make to help people with Dementia.
Wrexham MP Ian Lucas is encouraging local businesses to take part in the event
“This training session is the start of a series of events aimed at making Wrexham dementia friendly, and follows on from an exploratory meeting which was held last Autumn,” said Mr Lucas.
“Staff from my office have already received similar training from the Alzheimer’s Society, and I know they found it helpful – I would urge businesses and organisations in Wrexham to come along and find out more about how they can help people with dementia.
“There are a lot of people in Wrexham who will be helping our town become dementia friendly this year and I will be working alongside them as the year progresses. I would especially like to thank the staff and manager at the Lemon Tree for hosting this event, and to the Alzheimer’s Society for running it.
“With their help, and the help of local businesses and organisations, we will make Wrexham a dementia friendly town.”
Anyone who is interested in finding out more can contact Mr Lucas on email@example.com
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