Essex Dementia Day raises awareness
30 January 2019
Essex Dementia Day, which took place on Friday 18 January, is a county-wide event created to raise awareness of dementia and the support available in the local area.
The dementia community support team (Southend, Castle Point and
Rochford) work alongside almost 100 members of the Dementia
Action Alliance, and have asked for photos of support with
placards to be sent in and shared on social media.
The team have also visited Southend University Hospital, who
they have built up a close working relationship with. Hospital
staff from elderly wards were keen to show their support for
Lindsay Popham, Dementia Clinical Nurse Specialist at Southend
University Hospital, said: "The hospital, especially its elderly
wards - Windsor and Princess Anne Wards - has been pleased to show
its support for Essex Dementia Day. We continue to work closely
with the Community Dementia Support Team in providing training for
staff, as well as advice and support for those people living
Within the hospital the dementia community support team also had
an information stand, to offer advice and guidance for anyone
within the local area who may be visiting the hospital.
The teams have helped to continue to build on the success of the
previous year between both the Dementia Community Support Team
and Southend University Hospital.