Concerned about dementia? Join conference for the Brent community
Community Action on Dementia (CAD) Brent is inviting anyone in the borough living with dementia as well as carers, businesses, local organisations and anyone who would like to help someone to live well with dementia to join them for a special conference on 23 October.
The conference will report the findings of the charity’s recent research into the reality of living with or caring for somebody with dementia in Brent. The experiences, needs and aspirations of people living with dementia will be highlighted and how current and future health and social care services and strategies to address them will be explored.
It will consider how the wider community, businesses, faith communities, minority ethnic groups and members of the public can make Brent a place in which people with dementia can live well and identify and agree community initiatives.
The charity, which was founded this year, aims to create a dementia friendly borough so that all people living with memory loss, whether diagnosed or not, can continue to live active and independent lives through the support of the community where they live.
Charlotte Curran, from CAD Brent, said:
“I am a proud Brent resident. I love the diversity of Brent where we have people from all over the world as neighbours and friends. However I also know that we need to be more inclusive and supportive of our neighbours who are living with all forms of memory loss.
I have joined community action on Dementia because I know my actions can help change the environment I live in and I take this opportunity to call on every person living or working in Brent to join us in making Brent a place to be proud of where we are inclusive and supportive of our community living with memory loss throughout Brent”
Other initiatives by CAD Brent include Dianne Campbell, who is living well with dementia, setting up a peer support group for people living with the diagnosis. Dianne is fund-raising for Community Action on Dementia (CAD) Brent with a sponsored five km walk and run in Gladstone Park on 7 November and is inviting people to take part. You can sponsor Dianne on www.justgiving.com or text CADB99 with the amount you wish to donate £5, £10, £20 to 70070
A registered charity, CAD Brent is a strategic group made up of various charities, members and Brent Council officers, local residents, person living with dementia and businesses who meet monthly to plan various actions. CAD-Brent is calling on businesses, services, individuals living and working in Brent to come forward and support this ambitious aim to be a dementia friendly borough.
The conference on 23 October will be from 12noon-5pm at the Clayton Crown Hotel, Cricklewood Broadway, NW2 and will start with a free buffet lunch followed by presentations and workshops. To book a place, visit their EventBrite Site and for more information contact Charlotte Curran on 020 7697 4081 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
To find out more about CAD Brent, visit it’s Facebook page here www.facebook.com/cadbrent