PURPLE ANGEL DEMENTIA AWARENESS
The Purple Angel Emblem for dementia is now spreading all over the world.
It began in Torbay in England when Norman McNamara, diagnosed at just 50years of age began raising awareness around shops and businesses.
The purple Angel emblem was designed by Jane Moore in the UK.
Many towns are becoming dementia friendly by reading “The Guide To Understanding Dementia” written by Norman McNamara to
let people know how they can help and support people with dementia.
There are now over 300 Purple Angel Ambassadors raising awareness throughout the UK and abroad.
Countries who are now using the purple angel include: USA; Canada; Australia; New Zealand; Germany; France; Bangladesh; Nepal; Sri Lanka; Singapore; Tunisia; Zimbabwe; Romania; and Indonesia and many others.
Official website: www.purpleangel-global.com/
These ambassadors all have their unique ways of raising awareness, some by visiting shops and businesses and creating dementia friendly
communities and others by creating new memory cafes, events for people with dementia, holding seminars and fundraising events.
There are too many events across the globe to list them all!
A wristband project has been created in Florida for people with dementia who need hospitalization
11 hospitals in the UK have completed Purple Angel/NHS training and 95% of their staff are now dementia aware. One acute
hospital is presently in training. Pharmacies Drop In Centres now 4. Purple Angel Memory Cafes now being opened.
There is now a worldwide webinair and blog radio for support
www.dementia mentors.comto help anyone living with dementia.
Max Wallack in the USA has written a children’s explanation of dementia “Why did Grandma put her Underwear in the Refrigerator?”
and now being translated by ambassadors to other languages;
Excellent for school use!
Many other ways of raising awareness are being used and people with dementia are leading the way.
Items such as a cookie cutters, bracelets, photo frames and garden banners, using the Purple Angel emblem, are being made by people
with dementia, and their care partners for raising awareness and fundraising.
2 Purple Angel songs have been put on CDs for raising funds and in Oxford
an ambassador has written a free communication and activity guide used now by hundreds of carehomes, memory cafes and the public.
We nominated a charity for Dementia Awareness Day, and for 2015 we have decided to promote the work in the UK of Admiral Nurses via Dementia UK. Of course all countries can nominate their own charity for this event!
Available 9th September 2017 (All proceeds go to Purple Angel )