A dementia friendly Powys

In October 2014, Powys County Council pledged to help make Powys a dementia friendly county.  A status officially recognised by the Alzheimer's Society through its Dementia Friendly Communities programme.

The definition of a dementia friendly community is one in which people with dementia are empowered to have high aspirations and feel confident. Knowing they can contribute and participate in activities that are meaningful to them.

A dementia friendly community should be a place where there is increased awareness that dementia touches the lives of many and so requires a community based touch.

Download our statement:  Powys County Council - A dementia friendly council [323KB]

The Library has a collection of books selected specifically to support people with dementia, their carers, relatives and friends - Access the collection

The list includes clinically approved sources of information about the experience of dementia, and practical guidance for people living with the condition. There are also some wonderful books from the 'Pictures to Share' series, designed to be accessible and entertaining for people in mid to late stages of dementia - they are lovely books for people to browse and reminisce with, and family and friends also find them useful as talking points and a great way to share and remember with friends and loved ones.

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