Dementia Action Alliance to launch branch in Kingston

Surrey Comet: Sascha Wade, Lynn James, Maryam Karim, James Rice, Tulloch Kempe, Chooi Lee, Clare Jefferies, Nerida Burnie at a meeting Sascha Wade, Lynn James, Maryam Karim, James Rice, Tulloch Kempe, Chooi Lee, Clare Jefferies, Nerida Burnie at a meeting

People with dementia in the borough could benefit from extra support following the launch of the Dementia Action Alliance’s Kingston branch.

The group aims to persuade businesses and others to sign up to its action plan and promise to provide “basic customer service flexibility”.

Lynn James, Alzheimer’s Society service manager for Kingston and Richmond, said: “What we’re trying to promote is that it’s possible for people to live well with dementia.

“Their experience is often influenced by external factors.

“People in the early stages of dementia do have insight. They will withdraw. It happens through fear, embarrassment and confusion.”

Examples of helpful changes include supermarkets introducing checkout lanes with ‘no rush’ rules, she said.

The group will have its official launch in May.


TODAY'S TOP STORIES

 

Comments

Comments are closed on this article.

click2find

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree