Town’s mind-friendly title is now all tied up

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The Alzheimer’s Society has awarded Tring official Dementia Friendly status as part of the government’s Dementia Challenge scheme.

The town’s day centre welcomes those with dementia, and the COGS club provides help to those who are having trouble with their memory through cognitive stimulation therapy. A dementia cafe also runs twice a month at Tring Community Centre in Silk Mill.

Chairman of Dementia Friendly Tring John Allan said: “A lot of hard work from a number of people has enabled Tring to be among the first communities to achieve dementia-friendly status.

“We now need to move forward and provide a friendly environment in shops, restaurants, hairdressers and so on for those living with dementia.”

Since the birth of community group, more than 60 people have attended awareness raising sessions in the town and have consequently become Dementia Friends.

There are estimated to be more than 200 people living with dementia in and around Tring, many of whom live alone.