DENBIGHSHIRE County Council (DCC) has been recognised by Alzheimer's Society for its effort to become more dementia friendly.

The council has achieved Alzheimer’s Society recognition through its Dementia Friendly Communities initiative for its work to raise awareness and support those living with dementia.

The Alzheimer's Society award is given to organisations that are aware of dementia and adopt practices to help people with the condition.

There are 1,511 people living with dementia in Denbighshire with the number across North Wales expected to almost double by 2030.

The council’s work has included information sessions for staff and councillors, a staff engagement network, and libraries to offer a books on prescription service. It also has plans for an audit of dementia friendly buildings and to introduce memory box loans to libraries.

Bobby Feeley, DCC cabinet member for well-being and independence, said: “It is vital we work to deliver positive outcomes for those living with dementia and make life easier and more comfortable for them and for those who care for people with dementia."