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For my Fab Change Day pledge I have dyed my hair for a couple of weeks to raise funds and raise awareness to support improvements for dementia friendly environments at the Countess, in particular for the Care of the Elderly wards (ward 50/51). 

I work at the Countess and have been involved in and seen first-hand the fantastic work staff members continue to do and support with limited resources and the impact dementia friendly environments can have to benefit everyone.  The work continues and the demand for dementia friendly environments increases.

Kev Higham pledge

We need your support!

Why colour my hair? It reflects individuality and is synonymous with the individuality of a person living with dementia, who is still a vibrant interesting individual with a personality, focussing on the person rather than the dementia. The different hair colours you can choose also reflect the different types of dementia.

A fundraising link has been set up via the JustGiving website to ensure any donations are received for this campaign or you can contact the Fundraising office at the Countess of Chester Hospital.

YOU can help!

  • Through donations  
  • Spread the word

I hope to raise funds towards helping to adapt the wards and surrounding environments at the Countess to support patients/carers/families and staff.  Aims include:

  • Dementia friendly redecoration of patient areas and day rooms
  • Sensory Garden
  • Specialist mood lighting
  • Signage
  • Adaptations and aids

 Also, additional links  to Andy Tysoe's brilliant #dementiaDO campaign and other dementia support groups to provide you with essential information about dementia – busting the myths, what you think you know about dementia and the types of dementia people are living with - as a patient, carer, family member, and friends.

Information Links and Contacts:

Twitter #Dementiado

About the Author

Kev Higham

Kevin Higham is a project manager in the Estates department

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