WHAT IS DEMENTIA ACTION ALLIANCE
Dementia Action Alliance (DAA) was established in 2010 to bring about radical change in the way society responds to dementia and to transform the quality of life for people living with the condition.
The National Dementia Declaration outlined seven expectations or statements, people with dementia and their carers said they would like to see in their lives. These were used to inform the Prime Minister’s Challenge on Dementia 2012, which has since been extended to the Prime Minister’s Challenge 2020.
This challenge set out three key commitments to deliver in the area of:
Health and Social Care
Development of Dementia Friendly Communities
DAA is the alliance of organisations across England, connecting to share best practice and take action on dementia.
Members of the national DAA include leading charities, hospitals, social care providers, government bodies, pharmaceuticals, royal colleges and well-being organisations.
Everything they do is in partnership, and informed by people living with dementia and their carers.
The DAA has both national members and local members, and works closely with the Alzheimer's Society.
LOCAL DAA MEMBERS
Although there are many businesses in Tynedale completing the process of becoming Dementia Friendly – these are the ones so far that have signed up – follow the links to see how they are adapting their business to make it more Dementia Friendly.
AQUA VITAE AT MATFEN HALL
HEXHAM COMMUNITY CENTRE
BELLINGHAM MEDICAL PRACTICE
Working Towards a Brighter Future
If businesses / services would like some advice on how to become dementia friendly please get in touch.
The first step is becoming a Dementia Friend - that is a free training that will take less than an hour - this can be delivered at the best time to suit you - so out of hours is available - we are just keen to get the word out and make Dementia Friendly Tynedale