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.

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.”