BUSINESSES in Burry Port received a dementia training workshop today, Wednesday (Mar 21).

Taking part were businesses including; Crazy Crepes, The Red Lion Pembrey, Pembrey Pottery Shop, Cakes by Julie, Cadno Travel and Caffi Lolfa.

Professor Antony Bayer of Cardiff University was one of the main speakers at the event. Professor Bayer’s  clinical and research interests focus on epidemiology, assessment and clinical management of cognitive disorders and neurodegenerative disease, especially Alzheimer’s disease.

He has a  particular interest in clinical trials of new pharmacological and nonpharmacological treatments for dementia and organisation of services. Other active research areas include ethical issues and ageing, the concept of frailty and multimorbidity.

He is the Director of the Memory Assessment Service in Cardiff and Vale University Health Board and a member of numerous national and international bodies concerned with ageing and older people, including the Public Health Committee and Research Grants Advisory Board of the Alzheimer’s Society, the Abbeyfield Research Foundation, the Expert Centre of the International Federation of Aging, the IAG Global Ageing Research Network and EASD Global Initiative on Diabetes in Older People.

Speaking to Llanelli Online after the event County Councillor Amanda Fox and County Councillor John James said:

“The training is so important for us as a town if we are to become a dementia friendly town. So many people are now suffering from dementia and it is a commitment we have made as a community as a council and as businesses.

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“We owe a  huge thank you to everyone that attended the Dementia workshop today. It was a very successful event with everyone gaining valuable information.

“A special thank you must go  to all the volunteers for providing a beautiful buffet.

“We would also like to thank the President of Cefn Sidan Rotary club for showing support on behalf of the Rotary Club and the Labour Party of Burry Port and Llanelli for covering the costs to higher the hall for this community event.”

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