As a result of a survey carried out by the Community Council, it was suggested that Largs could become a Dementia friendly town.
A steering group was set-up under the Chairmanship of Community Councillor Robbie Stevenson.
The idea of the steering group was to get a group of people together who could work to make Largs and district a dementia-friendly area.
We work closely with North Ayrshire's local advisor for Alzheimer Scotland.
Presentations to groups and organisations can be organised to further explain our objectives. Click here to contact us.
To advance the promotion of health within Largs and District with particular reference to those living with Dementia and their carers.
To promote the human rights of those living with Dementia and their carers in Largs and District so that they have equal ability to participate in the life and work of the town.
To address the needs of those living with Dementia and their carers living within Largs and District with reference to their disability and related financial hardship.
Reference: Constitution of Dementia Friendly Largs and District (adopted on 19 May 2021)
THE SCALE OF THE CHALLENGE
One in 14 over the age 65 have Dementia.
One in six over the age of 80 have Dementia.
Over 40,000 people under the age of 65 have Dementia.
More women (67%) than men - due to living longer.
There are 670,000 carers of people with Dementia.
Unpaid carers save the economy over £11 billion a year.
WHAT WE'VE ACHIEVED SO FAR
Hosting of musical events in care homes
Publication of A Helping Hand booklets
Engagement with local retail regarding Dementia Friendly training for staff
Established Dementia Friendly Largs & District's charitable status.