Here at Care Control, we are incredibly proud that as an organisation we have achieved ambassador status as a Purple Angel.

The Purple Angel Project is now a world-wide movement run by thousands of volunteers who live with dementia. They offer a wide range of services and support where ever they can make a difference.

 Its purpose is simple
  • Raise awareness and education of all types of dementias.
  • Show support for those dealing with all types of dementias; both those diagnosed as well as those that care for them.
  • Remove the fear, isolation and stigmas associated with the disease.
  • Become a global symbol for dementia that has no language barriers.
  • To have a global status, and become well known and accepted, allowing people to live with dignity.
  • Provide an economical way to work in collaboration.
The History of the Purple Angel

Norman McNamara from Torbay, who has dementia was a driving force behind the creation of the first dementia friendly community in the UK. Norman has been campaigning long and hard to create awareness for this awful disease. Furthermore, his hard work has taken the organisation to 10 Downing Street where they had a ‘face to face’ meeting with David Cameron. Together with Jane Moore, a carer from Camelford, Cornwall, they produced the original design of the” Purple Angel Dementia Awareness” symbol which is a registered trademark.

By working together, we can push both conventional and alternative efforts forward in search of answers. By becoming a Purple Angel we can win the battle against dementia and start having open and honest conversations about dementia such as:

  • Challenges it causes
  • Needs that are overlooked
  • The joys of living with purpose
  • Embracing this simple, but powerful movement making a difference around the world to many families dealing with this disease.

To find out more about this incredible organisation please click HERE. Why not visit their global resource directory, where you can find out more about dementia.