Thank you for taking the time to complete this survey for the B&NES
Dementia Action Alliance. We are working to make B&NES a dementia-friendly community that will understand and help people living with dementia and their carers. We want to find out what people with memory problems do in your area, what facilities they use and what helps or hinders them. We want to find out more about what makes places easier to live in for people with memory problems. We also want to find out your thoughts on the Guide to Services for People with Dementia in B&NES and on our new website: www.dementiafriendlybath.org
We will use this information to work together to overcome difficulties faced by people with memory problems and make B&NES a better place in which to live. All information collected in this survey is confidential and will remain anonymous. A summary of the findings will be available on request and will be published on our website.
The survey should take about ten minutes to complete. It begins by telling you a bit about creating a dementia-friendly community. You will then be asked a few questions about you, the things that you do and difficulties that you face.
What is a dementia-friendly community?
A “dementia-friendly community” is one that supports people with memory problems to:
- Carry on doing the same things they have always done – like going to the shops, getting on a bus, playing golf, or just sitting in a park.
- Find their way around and feel safe
- Keep in touch with people and feel that they belong in their community
Memory problems of course can make these things more difficult but things can be made easier if we live in a community where it is easy to find our way around and in which people are helpful and supportive.
What can help to make a community “dementia friendly”?
- People who understand about memory problems – this can be people in shops, bus drivers, friends and family or anyone you come into contact with.
- Clear signposting so people know where they are going and where things are.
- Clearly written information on things like bus timetables or leaflets about services.
- Being able to spend time with other people in a similar situation
- Having someone to go places with.
- Being able to continue to take part in activities like visiting the hairdresser or going to places of worship.
Please now click here to begin the survey.