Becoming dementia friendly in Bradford district and Craven
Local organisations in Bradford district and Craven are making a commitment to understanding and including people with dementia by becoming dementia friendly.
Bradford Council and Craven District Council together with the three NHS Bradford district and Craven clinical commissioning groups (CCGs), are working with the Alzheimer’s Society to support the development of dementia friendly communities. The main aim is to help people live well with dementia so they continue to be part of their community and have rewarding, independent lives.
More than 6,000 people in Bradford district and Craven live with dementia, which is caused when the brain is damaged by diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease or a series of strokes. Symptoms can include a loss of concentration and memory problems, mood and behaviour changes and difficulties with communication. The risk of developing dementia increases as we get older but it isn’t a normal part of ageing.