EDM 1061: Motherwell Dementia Garden

3rd February 2016

Motherwell Dementia Garden
Session: 2015-16
Date tabled: 20.01.2016
Primary sponsor: Marion Fellows
Sponsors: Deidre Brock, Drew Hendry, John McNally, Martin Docherty, Phil Boswell

That this House recognises the hard work of NHS Lanarkshire’s Motherwell Community Mental Health Team for Older People and the work of local people and businesses that have also contributed to the project with practical help, fundraising and donations, in completing Motherwell’s Dementia Garden which is designed to bring those in the local community affected by dementia and their loved ones together, providing a space for interaction; commends the creation of a safe and stimulating environment that promotes wellbeing, reduces stigma and increases social inclusion and that has placed Motherwell at the forefront of catering to dementia sufferers’ needs; and welcomes the work of those involved in tackling the challenges and stigma of dementia.

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