Launch Of Our New Film “Look At Me”
Posted on 19 Jul 2019
Today saw the launch of our new film “Look At Me”. Funded by DVSC and starring people from a number of Ruthin businesses, it shows how making a difference to the lives of those living with dementia can be simple and straightforward. Things such as improving signage, providing a chair, removing a black mat from the entrance (it can be seen as a hole by some people with dementia) or simply allowing more time at the till can all help enormously and starting with this film, we want to encourage people in our home town of Ruthin to become more dementia aware, eventually creating enough momentum to allow us to become recognised as working towards becoming Dementia Friendly with Alzheimer’s Society.
The film’s premiere took place last night at the conference room at The Naylor Leyland Centre, DVSC’s base in Ruthin. It was well attended and following the film’s showing, there was a lively discussion about differences we can all make and some interesting ideas that could be taken up by shops, businesses, hospitals and medical centres within Denbighshire as a whole, all aiming to make our towns Dementia Aware. We now aim to set up two groups initially – one in Ruthin and one in Rhyl – who can come together to help this happen. Please contact Kathy at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in finding out more.
In the meantime, please share our film on social media and with friends, family and other businesses. Becoming Dementia Aware as a business isn’t difficult… most of us already do things which could be classed as helping those living with dementia simply as part of being a caring community.
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