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Dementia highlighted at Royal Welsh reception

Dementia has been highlighted as part of a multi-agency event at the Royal Welsh Show.

The Chairman of Powys County Council hosted an event to showcase local initiatives to support those with dementia.

The reception brought together key professionals working in the field of dementia, including representatives from the Care Council for Wales, Powys teaching Health Board, Brecon Dementia Friends and Alzheimer’s Society.

The event also saw the first showing of a short film showcasing dementia work in Powys.

Cllr Paul Ashton, Chairman of Powys County Council, said: “Dementia is an issue that I want to actively support during my year in office. We are delighted to be working with our partner agencies to raise awareness of some of the excellent work taking place supporting those living with dementia across the county and highlight some of the issues in a rural area.

“We hope the film will showcase wonderful work taking place in the Brecon area and inspire other communities in Powys.”

Rhian Huws Williams, Care Council Chief Executive, said: “We are delighted to work with Powys County Council and other partners at this year’s show to raise awareness of all the good work currently being undertaken to support those with dementia. 

“It is very important to recognise the examples of good practice seen throughout Powys and the rest of the county. As the Care Council, we aim to do as much as we can to help co-ordinate and share good practice throughout Wales, as well as ensure those providing dementia care receive the best training and development to equip them for their work.”

To coincide with the reception, a joint awareness raising stall was also available in Powys County Council’s building.

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> Further information about our presence at the Royal Welsh Show 

http://www.ccwales.org.uk/events/2015/07/14/care-council-at-the-royal-welsh-show/