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CCG staff given dementia training

CCG staff given dementia training

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Staff from one CCG have undertaken dementia training, to ensure the organisation is dementia friendly. 

Last week staff from Eastern Cheshire CCG received training from the Alzheimer’s Society aiming to improve understanding of the condition. 

Tori Bell, clinical projects manager at the CCG is part of a network of more than a million Dementia Friends across England.

The project is part of Prime Minister David Cameron’s Challenge on Dementia, which aims to boost early diagnosis and make wards and care homes more comfortable for people with dementia. 

Bell said: “Although not all members of the CCG will work directly on dementia services it is likely that we will all come into contact with people with dementia in some way. 

“I thought that it would be really beneficial for my colleagues to become dementia friends as well.” 

Dementia is most common in those aged over 60. Around 6% of people aged over 65 develop the condition, which rises to 20% in people aged 85 or over. 

Eastern Cheshire has one of the highest growing populations of over 65s and over 85s in the country. 

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