Joanne Alison-Schouw see’s every day the affect Dementia can have on people including loved ones. She would like to see all businesses get involved and our region become a dementia friendly community. She said, if our small business would get involved and provide accessible services to people with dementia including having staff who understand dementia and communicate effectively with people who have dementia.
A business that will take time to provide a little extra support for people living with Dementia will be recognise with a certificate, a dementia friendly sticker for their business and your logo on this regular column as a business that is a dementia friendly.
One of the key messages about a dementia friendly community is a place where people living with dementia are supported to live a high quality of life with meaning, purpose and value. It also helps them to continue to be active participants in their own lives and our community.
Bribie Respite and Support Services offers people with dementia, living in our community the opportunity to be part of a social and friendly group. They provide a team of familiar faces and a home like happy atmosphere where people with dementia are supported with assistance and care to have quality of life. While more and more people choose to remain living in their own home as they age, it is important that people living with dementia and their carers are supported to make living in their own home possible. We do this by providing respite and support for carers and for those with dementia, a place to relax, get out of the house and enjoy a happy day.
Bribie Island and surrounding areas have the potential to help people with dementia to sustain their independence, their dignity and their sense of purpose for as long as possible.
If you want to be a dementia friendly business, please contact Joanne Alison-Schouw on 3408 2112 or visit the website of www.dementiafriendly.org.au. Joanne will assist you with what you need.