Dementia Friendly training session

COLERAINE Borough Council held the third Dementia Friendly Community training session in Portrush Town Hall last Wednesday 25th September for the public to understand more about dementia on a personal or professional basis, how to support someone living with dementia and signpost them to local support services.

Council’s Health & Well Being Officer, Debbie Blair, said:“Council is the first local authority in Northern Ireland to deliver these sessions within the community.

“We have been working in partnership with the Alzheimer’s Society for many months coordinating local Dementia Friendly Community training sessions to raise awareness of the issues surrounding dementia and the support available locally in the Causeway area.

For further information about local support available within the Causeway area please contact the Alzheimer’s Society office on 028 70358887.

A local support group is based in Rosebrook House, Brook Street Coleraine the first Tuesday of the month from 7.30pm until 9pm.