PEOPLE and local businesses of Troon will be able to take part in important Dementia training for FREE.

Dementia Friendly and Troon Villages (DFT&V) are in partnership with Alzheimer Scotland to provide free bespoke Dementia training to people of the community.

Whether you are a local business or group, the organisation aims to help people of the community become better equipped regarding the understanding of the condition.

The programme strives to enable individuals and families to live well in Troon and Villages who may be affected by Dementia.

DFT&V have created the programme that provides guidance surrounding the communication and understanding about the various form of Dementia that can occur but also how this can in develop and progress.

The training on offer can prove vital to various business or organisations in terms of providing an insight into the reality and challenges faced by individuals who may suffer from the illness.

Chris Chalmers, one of the organisations lead embers explains that: “Dementia-friendly communities are vital in helping people to live well with dementia and remain a part of their community. Too many people affected by dementia feel society fails to understand the condition they live with, its impact or how to interact with them.

“That’s why people with dementia sometimes feel they need to withdraw from their community as the condition progresses.

“In a dementia-friendly community people will be aware of and understand dementia, so that people with dementia can continue to live in the way they want to and in the community they choose.

“Businesses and organisations from local shops, to book clubs and churches, we all have a part to play in creating communities where people with dementia feel active, engaged and valued.

“With the support of the people of Troon & Villages, we can make a big difference for people with dementia and their carers by making a commitment to become more dementia-friendly, becoming a dementia-friendly business, group or organisation is not only a socially responsible step but can also bring economic benefits.”

The initiative provides invaluable information on how businesses can help local customers collectively help customers within the local community.

To book a free training session contact Chris on 07456222110 or alternatively by email at