WELCOME TO DEMENTIA FRIENDLY BAILDON
You can now also contact us by phone.
Our number is 07377 656299
What is Dementia?
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.
The Memory Tree
Memory Clubs are designed for carers and people with dementia to come together whilst also benefitting from some time apart, however:
People with dementia do not have to come with the main carer – they can come with a friend, relative, neighbour or a paid carer (although paid carers are expected to remain with the person throughout)
Carers can attend alone (e.g. if the person with dementia goes to day care or has gone into full time residential care)
People with dementia in the early stages can attend alone if they can get safely to and from the venue and are settled in the group and we have full emergency contact details for a carer/friend/relative
If people are interested please ask them to contact Elizabeth to arrange a trial visit 01274 583364 / firstname.lastname@example.org
If transport is an issue people should discuss this with Elizabeth when they phone to explore options.
Further information is available on our Useful Links page
Due to the current Coronavirus restrictions we are unable to arrange any events for the near future, but don't worry! Just as soon as possible we will let you know what we've been planning during the time in lockdown.
In October we joined forces with Pat from Walker are Welcome and Dave from Litter Free Baildon, and collected litter from in and around Robert's park.
On 30th January we attended a fabulous Volunteer Fair at the Community Link in Baildon, organised by Lucy Maddison and her team. It was lovely to meet so many people and to see such a high level of interest in volunteering. Thank you to the 2 people who signed up to help us. We look forward to working with you
On 29th January 2020 we hosted an afternoon tea for residents of The Glen Nursing Home in Baildon. The lovely residents enjoyed doing crafts before having tea and home made cakes. Afterwards we were all entertained by an original reel to reel film of Laurel and Hardy in "Wrong again". Then we played Musical Bingo, which the lovely Jenny won. Well done Jenny
The Memory Tree
While most support groups are still unable to run due to the current restrictions, The Memory Tree has opened up again, to support people living with dementia and their carers. For further information about local groups, please go tom our 'Useful Links, section.
The coronavirus crisis had affected us all in many different ways. We hope that our followers have managed to stay safe and occupied during the lockdown. Naturally the events we had planned for 2020 have had to be put on hold for the time being, but we are still here, and busy planning events and activities for when the world returns to normal. Or at the least the 'new normal', whatever that might look like. You can still follow us on the website or our Facebook page, as any updates will be posted as and when we have news to report. In the meantime - stay safe and do contact us for further information. If we can help, we will do and we would love to hear from you.
Unfortunately due to the Coronavirus pandemic, most of the local social support groups for people living with dementia are unable to take place. We will provide updates as to when the groups might start up again.
The Alzheimer’s Society have submitted a Budget representation to the Government, outlining what we want to see in the upcoming budget on 11 March for people affected by dementia.
With reform of social care on the political agenda for 2020, the upcoming Budget is a chance for the Government to show their commitment to improved funding and access to dementia care.
We are calling for an immediate investment of £8bn to stabilise the social care system, which is currently at breaking point. If we can stabilise the care system now, we can begin to reform it for the future, and the increasing number of people with dementia who will need it.
£8bn will allow the first vital step to improve access to social care. This will have benefit across the board – for families affected by dementia, for the economy, and for an already strained NHS.
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