Dementia Friendly Communities

REPoD is fully committed to encouraging Rotary Clubs to become actively involved in the creation of Dementia Friendly Communities within their areas.

The first step for a club to achieving this goal is the setting up of a Dementia Action Alliance.

For more information, please email Tony Parker.

This process has recently been completed by the Rotary Club of Tavistock.

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Left to right: Trevor Williams - Pres of Tavistock Rotary Club, Stephen Pearson - Community Psychiatric Consultant, June Wildman - Chair of Tavistock Memory Café, TDAA Honorary Patron - Angela Rippon, Tony Parker - chair of TDAA and REPoD Dementia Friendly Communities co-ordinator, Mayor of West Devon - Cllr Robin Musgrave, Chair of Devon Senior Voice - Ken Crawford.

We will shortly be making available for download a 'declaration' which you can edit and use for your own action group, and a double sided A4 flyer for use in spreading the word.

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Stop Press:

NHS Dental Fines Scandal

An NHS automated system has been incorrectly fining people with dementia.  Read the full article here on the BBC News website.

Barnstaple Link Rotary Club

The club is launching a new project to help people with dementia which will complement the activities of Barnstaple's Memory Café.  Read more...

MHA launch Joyce's Music Video

MHA have launched Joyce's music video on YouTube showing the power of music therapy in helping people with dementia.

Dementia Friendly Communities

Various bodies, both government and others are promoting the setting up of dementia friendly communities.  To see what's involved and how you can be part of it, go to our dementia friendly communities page.  You can also read this PDF document (1.5MB)

Service Above Self

It is with much pleasure that we announce that the Chair of REPoD, Dr. Geri Parlby, has been awarded the 'Rotary International Service above Self Award' for her outstanding contributions to the REPoD effort over the 6 years since its inception.  We feel that all who know her will feel that this award was well deserved.

Hands across the water

The REPoD message is spreading and not just within the UK.  Read this email extract from a couple in Washington DC.

Dementia Adventure

Looking for a break / holiday for someone you care for or yourself - then take a look at this web site.

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