Merseyside Police Become Dementia Friendly
On the 17th May 2019, ahead of Dementia Awareness Week, our Head of Training Liz Farrell delivered the “Home Instead Community Dementia Workshop” to nine officers from Merseyside Police, to help raise awareness and be adaptable to residents living with Dementia in the local area.
The half day workshop provides practical information on the various types of Dementia, the effects on the brain, behaviours and the reality for those living with Dementia and how the police can take practical steps to become a Dementia Friendly workplace in addition to supporting people out in the community.
Commenting at the end of the workshop officers said, “the public expects us to know how to be effective when helping or indeed searching for a person suffering with dementia, this has helped to improve our understanding and has been a great refresher for us. It will certainly help us in our roles as police officers”
Home Instead's Networking & Events Coordinator, Michaela Navis, has worked in close partnership with Merseyside police on a number of initiatives including “Scam Awareness” which was launched towards the end of 2018 and was thrilled to be able to organise the delivery of the Dementia Workshop to further support the work they do out in the community.
Thank you to Merseyside Police for being "Dementia Friendly".
To find out more about specialist Dementia Care services or if you are interested in receiving the free Dementia Awareness Session in your business, then please telephone 01704 547938 and ask for Liz or Michaela.