Weʼre raising £200,000 to Start the UK's first Dementia village
- Cardiff, UK
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My sister and I have challenged ourselves to develop the first dementia village within the UK! My sister has been working with dementia patients for 10 years and has been a qualified nurse for 4 years - I am a sport graduate.
A dementia village is a large area which consists of both accomodation builings and also buildings and facilities that are similar to a small village. The village consists of a diner, hair salon, mini theatre, pub and many other amenities for family and residents to enjoy. The idea behind the village is to focus on cognitive stimulation therapy. This is for those who have been diagnosed to keep their minds active and live as normal life as possible.
Most people who have dementia believe they are still at a working age therefore there will be many opportunist to keep them busy with things such as helping in the chicken coop, allotments and basic gardening and chores
As you can imagine, it is difficult to finance this dream at the age of 28 and 22, however the passion and commitment for success does not lack.
Dementia affects people from all over the globe and the number of people diagnosed is ever-rising - over 1 million people will have a form of dementia by 2021 in the UK alone so we need to act now!!!
We are reaching out to those that are, or have been, affected by dementia. Both financial and emotional support is greatly appreciated. There is nothing worse than being alone and afraid whilst having dementia. That is why we aim to build a village where all facilities are suitable for those, and their families, with dementia.
Not only do we want to bridge the gap between dementia and the community, we want to provide opportunities for those who would love to be part of this development. Over 500 jobs would be produced and that is just to start with.
If there is anyone out there who would be, or knows someone who would be willing to invest in such a rewarding project, then please get in contact with us. Don forget, dementia is an umbrella term used for a number of symptoms.
Around 60% of people diagnosed with dementia will have Alzheimer's' disease.
Family living village - where everyone is family.
Jordan - Jordanmac37@live.co.uk
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Jun 6, 2018
Absolutely amazing idea! My nan suffered with Alzheimer's for years! I really hope you can make this happen.
Jun 3, 2018
Good luck guys - what a wonderful idea! Happy to help as much as possible. James and the Puffins
Jun 3, 2018
Can't wait for this to be up and running- just what we need! X
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There are currently 850,000 people within the UK who have been diagnosed with dementia. Our aim is to support a small number of these (for now) by making their living experience more enjoyable. We aim to do this by opening a dementia village in Wales. Please get behind us!!
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