Wembley scores dementia friendly first

Wembley Stadium has become the first UK football stadium to be declared dementia friendly, the result of a partnership between the Football Association and Alzheimer’s Society.  Public-facing staff such as matchday stewards have received special training, accessibility has been improved, and the website gives clearer information about services useful to people with dementia.  The FA is also backing the Society’s new “Dementia Friendly Sports Clubs and Venues” guide.  “We hope our guidance helps foster a more inclusive, accessible and welcoming environment for sports fans with dementia so they can continue to be at the heart of the action,” said Alzheimer’s Society CEO Kate Lee.