Become a Dementia Friend sessions for Ilkley

Become a Dementia Friend

Dementia Friends gives people an understanding of dementia and the small things that you can do to make a difference

Come join them at:

The Clarke Foley Centre, Cunliffe Road, Ilkley, LS29 9DZ

At one of the following sessions:

Friday 13th November 2015 2.00-3.00pm
Wednesday 2nd December 2015 6.00-7.00pm
Saturday 23rd January 2016 10.00-11am

To book a place:

Phone: Judith at The Clarke Foley Centre, 01943 607016

Dementia Friends are a small group of local people who:

Want Ilkley to become a Dementia Friendly Town in which people living with dementia and their carers feel confident, knowing they can access the support they need and participate in activities which are meaningful to them.

Aim to reduce the stigma and raise understanding of dementia through awareness raising activities, training and education to improve the services delivered locally so that people living with dementia are able to continue doing the things they enjoy within their own community for longer.

By reducing the stigma, their aim is for more people living with Dementia to be diagnosed and for that diagnosis to be made earlier.

To do this, they need to bring together the whole Town in making a difference to those living with dementia, including families and carers.

To achieve this, they will focus on the following 6 key areas which are identified by the Alzheimer’s Society: Building Dementia Communities

1. Involvement of people with dementia
2. Challenge stigma and build understanding
3. Accessible community activities
4. Ensure an early diagnosis
5. Consistent and reliable travel options
6. Easy to navigate environments

If you are interested in finding out more about ‘Dementia Friendly Ilkley’ or to become involved please email

Look forward to seeing you,
Alison Eagle & Sylvia Bergin
Dementia Friends Champion