Otago Dementia Awareness Pilot launched
Published on 15/3/2020
Alzheimers Otago’s launched a six-month pilot programme in February 2020 to help businesses to become more dementia friendly.
Alzheimers Otago manager Elizabeth Harburg said about six businesses across the region will be involved in the project, which recently received a $15,000 grant from the Office for Seniors. The project, which is part of the organisation’s vision for a dementia friendly Otago where those with dementia feel valued and safe, was about increasing understanding through staff training. The business or service would also be encouraged to look at ways they could alter what they offered clients to make it more dementia friendly. Ms Harburg said the organisation was already in touch with six businesses which it hoped to work with, but any others interested were welcome to contact her on 471-6154.