Oct. 25, 2017 – West Bend, WI – Cedar Community at Home team members recently received Purple Angel Training which is dementia friendly business training. It is an initiative of the Dementia Friendly Washington County Partnership through the Washington County Aging and Disability Resource Center that began in 2016.
The training helps ensure businesses in our community recognize when they may be assisting a person with dementia and teaches participants ways to create a positive interaction with people with dementia. Upon completion of the course, the business receives a Purple Angel window cling to hang at their place of business.
The Purple Angel is a universal symbol recognized worldwide for dementia friendliness in a business. It indicates employees have had dementia awareness training and are sensitive to the needs of dementia customers.
The Purple Angel Dementia campaign began in Devon, UK in 2012 to raise awareness about dementia and how others can help support those with the disease. Many countries around the world have joined the campaign to create dementia friendly communities, changing the way people treat those with dementia.
Through the training, Cedar Community at Home is recognized as a dementia friendly community where people living with dementia are supported to live a high quality life with meaning, purpose and value. Team members are able to recognize the signs of dementia and communicate effectively with individuals with dementia.
To learn more or to become a dementia friendly business, contact Tammy Dickman, Dementia Caregiver Support Specialist, at the Washington County Aging and Disability Resource Center, 262.335.4497.
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