Dementia Friendly Pharmacies Framework

NHS England – South (Wessex) Pharmacy Local Professional Network has been developing a Dementia Friendly Pharmacy Framework, with the aim of having 400 Dementia Friendly Pharmacies across Wessex by 31st March 2018.

Engagement Events

Presentations from the Engagement Events please click here

Information from group discussions at Dementia Friendly Pharmacy Framework Engagement Events please click here

For the Framework please click here

Resources to support the framework’s seven elements:

  1. The pharmacy environment

Dementia Action – Dementia friendly environment checklist – click here

Becoming a dementia friendly retailer – A practical guide – click here

  1. The pharmacy team

Alzheimer Society – a guide for customer facing staff – click here

CPPE – Learning programmes and assessments – click here

Alzheimer Society – for dementia professionals – click here

Training for your team – click here

      3. Public health messages including lifestyle

Alzheimer’s Research UK – reducing your risk of dementia – click here

Alzheimer’s Society – Risk Factors and Prevention – click here

NHS UK – One You campaign – click here

NHS UK – Live Well – click here

Public Health Dorset – resources – click here

  1. Over the counter medicines

See group discussions above

  1. Prescription ordering and collection / delivery of medicines

See group discussions above

  1. Medicines adherence

Alzheimer Society – support me in an unfamiliar place – click here

7. Signposting

Click here to see the presentation from Cllr Jane Newell at the Merley House, Wimborne events 9th Jan 2018 & 30th Jan 2018

Click here to see the slides from the Athelhampton House, Dorchester event 23rd Jan 2018

Alzheimer’s Society – Publications catalogue – click here

Alzheimer’s Society – Making your home dementia friendly – click here

Eating and Drinking Well Infographic – Bournemouth University Dementia Institute (BUDI) – click here

Memoir written by a patient with early onset dementia

              Somebody I Used To Know – Wendy Mitchell

– available through the Alzheimer’s Society website and other book retailers.  (A Sunday Times bestseller and Radio 4 book of the week)

Useful Websites

Alzheimer’s Society https://www.alzheimers.org.uk

Includes useful sections such as:

Dementia Connect – local events near where you are https://www.alzheimers.org.uk/info/20011/find_support_near_you#!/search

Professionals section – check out all areas, not just the one for pharmacists https://www.alzheimers.org.uk/info/20048/resources_for_professionals


Alzheimer’s Research https://www.alzheimersresearchuk.org

Useful sections include booklets that you can download describing the most common types of dementia


Dementia UK https://www.dementiauk.org

Useful sections including details of Admiral nurses


Carers UK https://www.carersuk.org

Useful sections include:

technology to assist carers https://www.carersuk.org/for-professionals/carersuk-products

carers and their rights https://www.carersuk.org/for-professionals/publications/carers-and-their-rights-6th-edition


 Age UK https://www.ageuk.org.uk

Provide support groups and activities in many locations


Dementia Friendly Communities https://www.alzheimers.org.uk/info/20079/dementia_friendly_communities