WELCOME TO DEMENTIA FRIENDLY BAILDON
You can now also contact us by phone.
Our number is 07377 656299
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.
Listening to 'White Christmas' can help people living with dementia.
Research shows that watching repeats of old favourite films or listening to familiar Christmas songs can help people who are living with dementia to cope more easily with the noise and chaos of Christmas.
Professor Alistair Burns, NHS England's national clinical director for dementia says that people living with dementia can sometimes find Christmas a confusing and stressful time. However singing along to old familiar films such as 'It's a Wonderful Life' and songs like 'White Christmas' can help to rekindle positive emotions and happy memories, which in turn promotes well-being and happiness.
Local support for people with Dementia
A Keighley shopping centre is introducing a dedicated parking pass for people with dementia. The initiative is to run in parallel with the Purple Tuesday scheme, where retailers and other organisations commit to improving the customer experience for people with disabilities. The pass will enable users to access wider parking spaces on levels 1 and 5 of the Airedale Shopping Centre car park. The bays are identifiable by the Forget-me-not icon which are being added to disabled bays and the Filbert Club signage to identify that they are dementia friendly.
Dementia Friendly Movies
A dementia friendly screening of a classic film takes place at The Light cinema in Bradford, in the Science and Media museum, Bradford on the 2nd Thursday of every month, at midday.
Go along to see Love me Tender on Thursday 13th February, and Whisky Galore on Thursday 12th March.
We are looking forward to hosting an afternoon tea on Wednesday 29th January, for residents of the Glen Nursing Home in Baildon. The residents will be able to enjoy some fun games and activities during the afternoon and will be treated to tea and home made cakes.
On 9th October 2019 we hosted an afternoon tea for residents of Hillboro Nursing Home in Baildon. The lovely residents enjoyed doing crafts before having tea and home made cakes. Afterwards we were all entertained by Baildon Ukulele group and we enjoyed singing along and dancing the afternoon away.
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 is 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