Top doctor welcomes dementia-friendly high-street to Fareham

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STORES in Fareham have signed up to become a dementia-friendly high street.

Dr David Chilvers, chairman of the Fareham and Gosport Clinical Commissioning Group, which buys in health needs for the area, has welcomed the move.

He said: ‘It’s fantastic news for Fareham – and for people living with dementia and their families and carers.’

An event is being held on Wednesday, November 27, from 10.30am, at the Dementia-Friendly Fareham Shop, in the Osborne Mall, in the Fareham Shopping Centre, and people are being invited to attend the launch.

All businesses who have signed up to the Dementia-Friendly High Street scheme can display a sticker in their shop window, showing the Dementia-Friendly Hampshire logo alongside the Alzheimer’s Society’s Working to become dementia-friendly recognition mark.

This will show people with dementia and their carers that staff in these organisations will be trained in dementia awareness and how to support customers with dementia.