The Dementia Friendly Gurudwaras Project is a local initiative in Bradford spear-headed by Sikh healthcare professionals who are passionate about making a difference to those affected by dementia.
We aim to achieve this by;
1.) Establishing the baseline understanding of dementia within the Sikh Community in Bradford through surveys and questionnaires.
2.) Tackling the stigma and the lack of knowledge about dementia and its implications through the use of tailored workshops, courses, lectures and physical and virtual information portals both in English and Punjabi.
3.) Modifying the environment at the Gurudwara to make it easier for people with dementia to interaction with.
4.) Liaising with other organisations and dementia groups to share ideas and learn from each other.
5.) Reassessing the impact of our work to guide future interventions.
Following this we hope to roll out this initiative to other Gurudwaras in Bradford and eventually across the country.
If you would like us to help your local Gurudwara become ‘dementia friendly’ then please contact us.