WELCOME TO DEMENTIA FRIENDLY BAILDON
You can now also contact us by phone.
Our number is 07535 66095
Dementia is an umbrella term which describes a set of symptoms that may include memory loss and difficulties with thinking, problem-solving or language.
To find out more click on the 'What is dementia' tab at the top of the page
The Herbert Protocol - Police information and form
This is a way of helping if someone goes missing. The idea is to complete a form recording vital details such as medication required, mobile numbers, important locations, a photograph and so on. If the person then does not return as expected, the form can be easily shared with the police. More details and the form can be found here:
East Riddlesden Hall
East Riddlesden Hall has become the first National Trust property to become Dementia Friendly. 70 staff and volunteers have undergone training to better serve people with dementia and their carers. Accessibility is currently under review and a well-being garden will provide a safe and accessible space for those living with dementia.
World Alzheimer's Day 21st September
The focus of Alzheimer's Day 2019 is Breaking the Stigma.
One type of stigma that has become more common are unkind ‘jokes’ and comments made on social media.
These normally refer to someone now having dementia (whether it be themselves or someone else) because they forgot to do or say something.
Here are 5 ways to help break the stigma around dementia.
1. See the person, not the dementia
Remind the person telling the joke that dementia is not the defining aspect of a person, their personality, or their life.
2. It's not funny for everybody
Ask them how a person with dementia would feel about their comment if they saw or heard it. What one person may find funny can quickly cause offence for someone else.
3. Unkind jokes contribute to the stigma
Explain that ignorant comments and jokes only increase the stigma around dementia. By telling the joke, they are making it harder to break the stigma for people affected by dementia now and in the future.
4. Don't spread wrong information
Many hurtful jokes rely on stereotypes, misinformation and myths. Let the person know that they can find accurate, reliable information about dementia from the Alzheimer’s Society website.
5. Be open to learn more
Encourage them to find out more and become one of the Dementia Friends. The Dementia Friends initiative is the largest in the UK, helping change the way the public thinks, feels and talks about dementia. Attending a Dementia Friends Information Session is a good way of learning more and changing behaviour
Dementia is the biggest health threat facing society today and there are currently no effective treatments to slow, prevent or cure it. Today almost one million people in the UK are living with a form of dementia, the most common one being Alzheimer’s disease. Sadly, one in three of us will be affected by dementia in some way.
Today, 50 million people are living with dementia across the world. Too often they struggle alone, feeling as though their world has been turned upside down and often facing prejudice or misunderstanding.
But no more. A revolution is growing – on the streets and in the laboratories. Scientists are gaining on dementia, pioneering breakthroughs and transforming lives.
It is time to bring dementia out of the shadows and set things straight.
As Charity of the Year for the 2019 Virgin Money London Marathon, Alzheimer’s Society and Alzheimer’s Research UK are joining forces for a year-long campaign to power groundbreaking dementia research, overthrow old attitudes and lead the charge towards a cure
You can help to support the fight to find a cure for dementia by visiting
Dame Barbara Windsor has thanked the public from the bottom of her heart as a team of her friends and family hit their £100,000 fundraising target today, two days ahead of the Virgin Money London Marathon.
Shining a light on the UK’s attitudes towards dementia and research
Why not take a look at this fascinating blog all about dementia. You can discover all the latest information and research relating to dementia.
Cannabis based treatment for dementia
Follow this link to find out the latest information about cannabis treatment for dementia
Dementia Friendly Movies
A dementia friendly screening of a classic film takes place at The Picture House, in the Science and Media museum, Bradford on the last Wednesday of every month, at 12.30 - 15.00.
Go along to see Mary Poppins Returns on Wednesday 25th September, and Gentlemen prefer Blondes on Weds 30th October.
Free coffee and tea are served.
Tickets are £4 and accompanying carers go free!
There will be a 20 minute interval half way through the film
Saturday 18th May 2019
It was lovely to meet so many people at the Community event on Saturday 18th May, at Windhill Community Centre, Shipley. The speakers were all inspirational and we particularly enjoyed the talk given by Derek Clegg, who nis a member of Dementia Friendly Baildon.
Dementia Awareness Week
To mark Dementia awareness week we have had a table in the Baildon Co-op where we have met many of the lovely people of Baildon. It was good to be able to give information about dementia, and to hear so many stories about relatives who are living with or have lived with dementia
Dementia Friendly Baildon (originally called Baildon Dementia Action Group) was formed in 2015.
The aims of the group are as follows:
1. To raise awareness and understanding of dementia locally.
By running dementia-friends sessions and workshops free of charge, for local organisation
By lobbying Ward Councillors as and when appropriate
2. Work towards Baildon becoming a dementia friendly town
Train 100 dementia friends, including local residents, postal workers, Doctors, PCSOs and wardens
Sign local businesses up to Dementia Action Alliance
Train local groups as dementia friends
3. Support people with dementia and their carers
Encourage local people to join our group
Signpost people to specialist groups eg, Alzheimer’s Society, Carers resources and Wellbeing cafes
Provide links to websites and raise awareness of dementia through social media