The day we all became dementia friends

Last week at our Practice Meeting we were very fortunate to be introduced to Gina Awad a Champion for the nationally acclaimed Dementia Friends. She spent time with us talking about dementia, finding out what we did and more importantly didn't know about it and dispelling a few myths. We then discussed how we can support our patients with dementia and spread the word about how to create a more dementia friendly community together.

Gina was keen for us to know 5 things about dementia:

1. It's not a natural part of ageing.
2. It's caused by diseases of the brain. The most common of these is Alzheimer's.
3. It's not just about losing your memory - it can affect thinking, communicating and doing everyday tasks.
4. It's possible to live well with dementia.
5. There's more to a person than dementia.

With support, people with dementia can and do take an active role in life.

So with that in mind we have all become dementia friends and the Practice has signed up to the Exeter Dementia Action Alliance. The EDAA is a social action movement in the city and encouraging us all to consider some feasible adaptions to our businesses and the way we work. We are very proud to be the first Dental Practice in Exeter to sign up to the EDAA and hope that by being a role model we can encourage other businesses and organisations to sign up too.

More information about the EDAA can be found here

Bryony Gibbons
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Corona Virus – Dental Update

Issue Date: 24/03/2020

On advice from the Government the practice is now closed for all routine work. 

Patients requiring urgent dental care can access this by phoning the practice between 9-11.00am each week day morning, after which one of our dentists will contact you directly to discuss what arrangements can be made to alleviate your problem. Please note that this service is for patients experiencing significant dental pain or trauma /symptom free broken fillings will not normally be deemed as requiring urgent dental care. We are happy to help non registered patients on a private fee basis. 

Outside these hours and at weekends or bank holidays please call the practice for further information that will guide you to our out of hours service. 

For patients with routine dental care we will be contacting you to rearrange your appointments on a rolling basis. Due to the unpredictable nature of what we are facing please accept our apologies if your appointment has to be pushed forward repeatedly. 

We thank you for your understanding at this difficult time and will endeavour to be look after you to the best of our ability. 

Many thanks and keep safe 

Ben Pearson and the Team