Namibia - Dementia Friendly Communities

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Dementia training

Inspired by the concept of dementia friendly communities, Dementia Namibia visited six towns with an outreach programme. The last of these towns was Henties Bay, a small coastal town with a large population of older people where Dementia Namibia staff were approached by a local shop owner with experience of dementia in her own family. Later the same year, dementia training was given to all 35 of the shop’s staff, which marked a great step forward for both the local community and the association. Dementia Namibia’s training was supported by materials available from the UK’s Dementia Friends campaign.