Focusing on dementia

Specsavers Blyths Rob Shanley-Adams, store manager, and Kirsty Hockey, in-store trainer, get set to assist colleagues in completing the dementia awareness programme as it rolls out nationwide.
Specsavers Blyths Rob Shanley-Adams, store manager, and Kirsty Hockey, in-store trainer, get set to assist colleagues in completing the dementia awareness programme as it rolls out nationwide.
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Caring optician’s staff will be making new friends thanks to dementia training.

Members of the Blyth, Ashington and Morpeth teams at Specsavers have taken part in a scheme with the Alzheimer’s Society to become Dementia Friends.

The initiative aims to develop a better understanding of the condition to enable staff to support customers and colleagues who may be affected by it.

All those who have received the training will wear a Dementia Friends badge.

Blyth store director John Ludlow said: “Being more aware of dementia is an incredibly positive development for our team and our offering to customers.”