Views wanted at Motherwell dementia consultation events

Members of Alzheimer Scotlands new community connections team   (l-r) Beau Nieuwenhuijs, Alison MacNair, Jane McArdle.

Members of Alzheimer Scotlands new community connections team (l-r) Beau Nieuwenhuijs, Alison MacNair, Jane McArdle.

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Alzheimer’s Scotland is holding a series of consultation events in Motherwell as it continues to push for a ‘dementia friendly’ community.

Four events are being held at the charity’s Lanarkshire office in Dalziel Street, two for people living with dementia and two for stakeholders.

Community activity organiser Beau Nieuwenhuijs said: “Motherwell served as a national and international example when it was included in the dementia friendly pilot in 2012.

“The new community connections team is reviewing the toolkit that has been used with various businesses and organisations since then and we’d like to include and listen to local voices in this process.”

The consultations for people living with dementia on Thursday from noon-2pm and Tuesday, December 6, from 6.30-8.30pm.

Ms Nieuwenhuijs said: “We will be discussing dementia friendly communities and listening to the experiences of people with a diagnosis is crucial to the success of the project.”

The consultations for stakeholders are on Monday, December 5, from 6.30-8pm and Friday, December 9, from 2-3.30pm.

Ms Nieuwenhuijs said: “Being part of a dementia friendly community means your business or organisation is open to people living with dementia and is enabling them to participate fully.”

To confirm your attendance e-mail Ms Nieuwenhuijs or call 01698 275300.