Dementia Friendly
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Dementia Friendly Church

How to become a Dementia Friendly Church

We started off “Dementia Awareness Week” in May 2018 by launching of our “Being a Dementia Friendly Church” event at Westbury Baptist Church.

It was well supported with interesting speakers, including Rev. Dr. Margaret Goodall and Subitha Bagrihathan.

Examples of good practice were shared and a resource pack made available for those churches wishing to begin the process.

Feedback would indicate that attendees (from all denominations) found the day really useful, informative, as well as challenging.

You can access the 2018 live recording here

Dementia Friendly Church was held live in 2019 and 2020.


Dementia Friendly Church Resource Pack

In December 2020, we held a Being a Dementia Friendly Church in a Pandemic webinar. You can view the recording of the main speakers belowYou can also download the slides from the webinar.

In April 2021, we held a LOVE & LOSS – exploring questions around dementia, bereavement and grief webinar. You can view the recording of the main speakers below. You can also view the resource file on the buttons below.

Special Thanks to Helen for this feedback about the webinar:

I really enjoyed the Dementia Friendly Church webinar, and always find these sessions incredibly helpful and valuable, not least as a forum for sharing thoughts and experiences and increasing the feeling of solidarity amongst all us churches.  I left feeling enthused to start our dementia friendly service up again, or at the very least, make changes to our main Sunday service to make things easier and more approachable for those living with dementia – all of which is great!

If you would like to be notified about future webinars, please email us on office@bdaa.org.uk.

In April 2021, we held a LOVE & LOSS – exploring questions around dementia, bereavement and grief webinar. You can view the recording of the main speakers below. You can also view the resource file on the buttons below.

Special Thanks to Helen for this feedback about the webinar:

I really enjoyed the Dementia Friendly Church webinar, and always find these sessions incredibly helpful and valuable, not least as a forum for sharing thoughts and experiences and increasing the feeling of solidarity amongst all us churches.  I left feeling enthused to start our dementia friendly service up again, or at the very least, make changes to our main Sunday service to make things easier and more approachable for those living with dementia – all of which is great!

If you would like to be notified about future webinars, please email us on office@bdaa.org.uk.

How to become a Dementia Friendly Church

We started off “Dementia Awareness Week” in May 2018 by launching of our “Being a Dementia Friendly Church” event at Westbury Baptist Church.

It was well supported with interesting speakers, including Rev. Dr. Margaret Goodall and Subitha Bagrihathan.

Examples of good practice were shared and a resource pack made available for those churches wishing to begin the process.

Feedback would indicate that attendees (from all denominations) found the day really useful, informative, as well as challenging.

You can access the 2018 live recording here

Dementia Friendly Church was held live in 2019 and 2020.


Dementia Friendly Church Resource Pack

In December 2020, we held a Being a Dementia Friendly Church in a Pandemic webinar. You can view the recording of the main speakers belowYou can also download the slides from the webinar.