Blackpool Council is committed to helping Blackpool become a dementia friendly town and aims to promote information, services and activities available to people living with dementia (and their families and carers), in order to improve their health and wellbeing.
Dementia describes a set of symptoms that may include:
- Memory loss
- Difficulties with thinking, problem-solving or language
These changes are often small to start with, but for someone with dementia they have become severe enough to affect daily life.
Dementia is caused when the brain is damaged by diseases, such as Alzheimer’s disease or a series of strokes.
Dancing with Dementia 2017
This year's dancing with dementia event took place on Wednesday 14 June at The Winter Gardens Blackpool.
The day included latin and ballroom professional displays, a choir, dancing, Mighty Wurlitzer Organ, a free raffle, information on dementia services plus much more. A fabulous time was had by the 560 people who attended this year.
Become a Dementia Friend - Individuals
The Alzheimer's Society runs a scheme called Dementia Friends.
A Dementia Friend learns a little bit more about what it's like to live with dementia and then turns that understanding into action - anyone of any age can be a Dementia Friend. From helping someone to find the right bus to spreading the word about dementia on social media, every action counts.
Register your details if you are interested in becoming a Dementia Friend.
Become a Dementia Friend - Businesses
We provide free Dementia Friends training courses for Blackpool businesses. Please contact us to find out more.
Sessions should take no longer than an hour and we can come to you, if you have an appropriate venue.