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St. Mary's Attend Dementia Friendly Communities Workshop
3rd February 2017

A Dementia Friendly Communities Workshop was held on Monday 16thJanuary 2017, 9:30am – 1pm in Rasharkin Community Centre with a range of community representatives attending interested in enhancing their awareness, skills and support to people with Dementia. The workshop was the outcome of identified community needs and was facilitated by Alzeimher’s Society.

NACN’s Suicide Prevention Development Officer hosted the workshop with funding through the Public Health Agency. In attendance was staff from; Kennedys Pharmacy, Disability Action, Barnardos, At Marys GAA, Family members, Glenravel Parish and Loughgiel.

Dementia can happen to anyone and there is currently no cure. But with the right support, people can live well with dementia.


Alzheimer’s Society supports people with dementia to live full and engaged lives within their community for as long as possible. Through workshops they help to create dementia friendly communities in villages, towns and cities across Northern Ireland.


You can get involved by signing up for the Dementia Friendly Communities Workshop.


The aim of the workshops are to help you to:

Develop your knowledge of dementia.

Increase your confidence and skills to help you relate, communicate and support someone with dementia.

Become a Dementia Friend.

To book your place at this workshop, please contact: Pamela Frazer, Dementia Friendly Communities Support Manager, North & East NI

Employee Forum Member & Companion, Alzheimer’s Society

T: 07885 899 009 or 028 97 564 681


Alzeimhers Society also operate a Helpline T: 0300 222 11 22- The Helpline is open 9am-8pm Monday to Wednesday, 9am-5pm Thursday and Friday and 10am-4pm Saturday and Sunday.