Shops sign up to Orford woman's dementia campaign

Shops sign up to Orford woman's dementia campaign

Shops sign up to Orford woman's dementia campaign

First published in News

AN Orford woman has been celebrating more than quadrupling the number of shops in the town signed up to her dementia aware campaign.

Carol Bevan saw firsthand the huge impact the condition can have after her mum Maureen was diagnosed with dementia at the age of 56.

Since then she has launched her own campaign to make Warrington dementia-friendly and handed out ‘Purple angels’ stickers to businesses who have signed up for the scheme.

Carol added: “I believe there is not enough awareness of it, unless you are touched by it you’re not going to know what impact it can have on a person’s life.

“We had 17 businesses signed up when I started last year but in the last few months I’ve now got 79.”

For more information, visit purpleangels.co.uk.

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5:37pm Sat 16 Aug 14

Paris says...

Well done carol. As Alzheimer's/dementia is an illness that cannot be seen, it is very hard to understand unless you have lived or been touched by it. It a cruel disease that does need more recognition. Little by little, more awareness will be a massive benefit for the future of dementia.
Well done carol. As Alzheimer's/dementia is an illness that cannot be seen, it is very hard to understand unless you have lived or been touched by it. It a cruel disease that does need more recognition. Little by little, more awareness will be a massive benefit for the future of dementia. Paris
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12:49am Sun 17 Aug 14

Reader says...

Is purpleangels.co.uk (as detailed in the report) the correct website address as it takes me to an ETSY type shop where you can buy hand made felt dolls and nothing at all about dementia or alzheimers ? Thanks
Is purpleangels.co.uk (as detailed in the report) the correct website address as it takes me to an ETSY type shop where you can buy hand made felt dolls and nothing at all about dementia or alzheimers ? Thanks Reader
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10:12am Sun 17 Aug 14

CBevin says...

Hi,Im Carol Bevin,The email for Purple Angel Is http://www.purpleang
el-global.com/index.
html.I started to get Warrington Dementia Aware 3 years ago but due to family bearevements i had to take a break.Now im back and carrying on.Thank you.
Hi,Im Carol Bevin,The email for Purple Angel Is http://www.purpleang el-global.com/index. html.I started to get Warrington Dementia Aware 3 years ago but due to family bearevements i had to take a break.Now im back and carrying on.Thank you. CBevin
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