Dementia Friendly Town

Following consideration of a report indicating that recent national studies had show that one in fourteen people did, or would suffer, from dementia at some point in their lifetime, the Council agreed to introduce a ‘Dementia Friendly’ scheme in Maryport to support those suffering from Alzheimer’s Diseases or another form of dementia. Council members agreed to undertake training from Councillor Linda Radcliffe to enable them to become registered Dementia Friends, which would in turn enable them to approach businesses & shopkeepers to ask them to become Dementia Friendly businesses.