Over thirty businesses signed up for this morning's workshop on how to be dementia-friendly.

The event was hosted by solicitors Barcan+Kirby at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Bristol'c city centre. Anna Molter from Barcan+Kirby opened the meeting by describing how her firm has taken steps to make sure that it is as caring and supportive of people with dementia as it can be.

Anna's talk was followed by another from Professor Stephen Lisney, Chair of Trustees at BRACE, who talked about the work of BRACE, the progress of the scientists it supports, and the need for more funding.

The third and final talk was by Tony Hall, the Chair of Bristol Dementia Action Alliance. Tony spoke about the work being done by DAAs and the Purple Angel campaign to make society more hospitable to those who live with dementia.

As Tony said, it's the right thing to do. "People who have dementia are part of our communities too; they just happen to be ill."

We are very grateful to both Barcan+Kirby and BDAA for their part in making this event happen, and we are delighted to be working in partnership with them.

Dementia friendly business 15 June 2017