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Council shows support for Dementia Action Week

Bridgend Council Borough Council is proud to support the Alzheimer’s Society’s Dementia Action Week - a nationwide event dedicated to raising awareness of dementia and promoting an understanding of its symptoms.

On the evening of Monday 15 May, the main council office building in Angel Street will be lit up light blue to mark the start of the week. Two dementia advisers from the Alzheimer’s Society will also be holding an information stand on Caroline Street in Bridgend town centre between 11am and 3pm, as part of the awareness raising for the week.

They will also be visiting some community sessions, including ‘Time for a Cuppa’ at Ty Cwm Ogwr residential home in Pant yr Awel on Wednesday 17 May and a coffee morning at Cwm Calon Day Centre on Friday 19 May.

Locally, Awen Libraries have a range of books ‘Reading Well’ that have resources on dementia. Alongside offering free spaces for activities and support at Aberkenfig Library for people living with Dementia and their carers on a Monday evening. Contact for more information or visit:

Also, Halo Leisure are running the ‘Feel Good for Life’ programme, designed to give people living with dementia and their carers an opportunity to socialise and be active. For more information, visit:

Cwm Taf Morgannwg Regional Partnership Board have also launched a campaign to help improve care for patients with dementia and ensure standards are being met. You can find out more about local events taking place at the Cwm Taf Morgannwg website.

Caring for loved ones with dementia is a shared responsibility for everyone in our local communities.

I commend the tireless efforts of the Alzheimer's Society and local support organisations in raising awareness and providing vital information for people with dementia and their families.

Together, we can create a more inclusive and supportive environment – with the aim of becoming a dementia-friendly county borough.

Councillor Jane Gebbie, Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Social Services and Wellbeing

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