Fire Safety Advice For People With Dementia and Their Carers
Date Added: 19/05/2016
Bedfordshire Fire and Rescue Service are working with the Alzheimer’s Society during Dementia Awareness Week, 15 – 21 May, to encourage people who are concerned about dementia to confront their worries by addressing dementia directly and coming to Alzheimer's Society and the Fire Service for information and support.
On Monday 16 May at 2pm Bedfordshire Fire and Rescue Service is promoting Dementia Awareness within the home for both people with Dementia and their carers at Luton Community Fire Station, Studley Road, Luton LU3 1BB. This session is free and there is on-site parking for visitors.
Also during that week BFRS and the Alzheimer’s Society will have a joint stall in The Mall, Melson Square, Luton on Thursday 19 May between 10am – 4pm. Together they will be jointly providing information about dementia and promoting and discussing both organisations and what support they offer.
Jordanna Simpson, BFRS’s Home Safety Centre Manager said: “Dementia can be scary and many people don't know where to turn, but Alzheimer's Society is there for anyone affected and provide lots of ways they can help. The Fire Service has trained many of its staff to be ‘Dementia Aware’ and we have a range of services available to help people who are concerned about the issue. Like the Alzheimer’s Society we believe that life doesn't end when dementia begins.”
Connie Sharp, Dementia Support Manager at Alzheimer’s Society Bedfordshire & Luton said: “We’d love to see as many people as possible join us at the Luton events for Dementia Awareness Week. By openly talking about dementia we hope to tackle the many myths and misunderstandings about the condition and get across that life doesn’t end when dementia begins. The sooner you face up to dementia by coming to us for information and support, the sooner you can get the right treatment, support and advice to tackle it.”