Members of the Welsh Ambulance Service have met with people with dementia to deliver interactive experiences and activities for them, their carers and families.

Events were held in Ystradgynlais, as well as Welshpool, Newtown, Llandrindod Wells and Brecon.

Dementia Matters in Powys, a charity supporting the health and wellbeing of those living with dementia, hosted the events jointly with the service.

Alison Johnstone, the Welsh Ambulance Service’s programme manager for dementia, said: “This engagement work is vital for us to listen and learn from people affected by dementia.

“For example, feedback tells us that ambulance vehicle environments can be distressing and difficult for people living with dementia.


“These sessions not only allow us to educate people about what to expect when accessing our services, but where possible, vehicles are showcased to allow potential users to become familiar with their surroundings.

“These opportunities to engage and educate are a key part of our dementia plan.”

The number of people living with dementia is expected to triple from 50million to 152million by 2050, according to the World Health Organization.

The Welsh Ambulance Service is recognised as a Dementia Friendly Organisation by the Alzheimer’s Society.

To learn more about the Welsh Ambulance Service’s dementia work, contact the Dementia Team on