Dementia training for councillors

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Hastings borough councillors took part in special training run by Hastings Dementia Action Alliance.

Deputy leader Kim Forward, who attended the training, said: “Hastings Dementia Action Alliance is aiming to make Hastings a dementia-friendly town and the council is very keen to support this.

“With the highest population of very elderly residents in the country, East Sussex has a significantly higher prevalence of people living with dementia than the England average so it’s vital that we support this initiative.

“The training session highlighted some of the issues for people living with dementia in our town and the need to raise awareness; it’s not only elderly people that live with dementia, younger people do too. The councillors are now dementia friends in line with the council’s dementia action plan.”

For more information, visit www.dementiaaction.org.uk/local_alliances

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