Talks for local Police raise awareness of dementia

Crossroads Care in the Vale has recently been taking a more active role in raising awareness of dementia in the local community.

Jo Hendry, Counsellor and Staff Trainer with Crossroads Care, has been giving talks about dementia to groups of Police Officers in Penarth and Barry. As the Police are often contacted when a person wanders and gets lost, it was felt that additional insight into the forms of dementia, and the effect of the illness on the individual, would be useful. The information sessions focused on the confusion and memory loss experienced by many of those with the disease, challenging behaviour arising from a person’s fear and confusion, and skills that can aid communication.

If you work for a customer-facing organisation that may benefit from a talk on dementia, please contact Jo on (029) 2070 0057 (option 3)