Dementia Friendly Practice

Kidderminster Town is a Dementia Friendly Community and Aylmer Lodge Cookley Partnership has signed up to become the first Dementia Friendly practice in the locality.

This will involve us in undertaking staff training in Dementia Awareness and promoting the activities of partner organisations such as Side by Side. The practice has a trained Dementia Champion  who is qualified to give Dementia Friends training to the staff.

There is further information below on Side by Side and the difference it can make.

Dementia Awareness Event

The following report summarises the impact of the Patient Group Dementia Awareness Event held at Cookley Village Hall in May 2017.

Dementia Awareness Event 13 May 2017.pdf

Herbert Protocol

What is the Herbert Protocol?

The Herbert Protocol is a national scheme adopted by police services and other agencies across the country.

It is a simple risk reduction tool to be used in the event of a person with Dementia or other mental vulnerability going missing. It consists of a form that contains vital information about a person at risk that can be passed to the police if the person is reported missing. A recent photograph of the person should also be kept with the form.

The basis of the scheme is for vital information about the person such as medication, description, photograph, significant places in the person’s life and their daily routine,
to be pre-recorded on a form. It encourages carers, families, friends or neighbours, to hold information about the person with Dementia that can help the police find them if they do go missing.

Who fills the form in?

In a care setting the care provider, the person at risk or their family can fill in the form. The police will only ask for the form, or the information in the form, if the person is reported missing.