Schools from across Stockton-on-Tees are being encouraged to become dementia friendly.
By becoming dementia friendly it is hoped that schools will help to:
- Increase awareness and understanding about dementia
- Reduce stigma
- Improve community cohesion
To help schools become dementia friendly Stockton Libraries and Heritage Service have developed an award winning programme that allows children to learn about dementia in an open, fun and friendly environment. The programme uses storybooks, memory games and object handling to teach children about dementia, encourage them to ask any questions and to share their feelings with friends and family.