Dementia Friends – Helping to create dementia friendly communities & raise awareness
Local Dementia Friends Champion, Allyson Attward, is seeking venues to hold Dementia Friend Sessions – or if you own a businesses maybe you would like to become a Dementia Friend.
Dementia Friends is an Alzheimer’s Society led initiative which aims to increase dementia awareness and change the way the nation thinks, talks and acts about dementia.
A Dementia Friend is someone who has attended a one hour information session.
The Alzheimer’s Society has committed to an action that will make the lives of people living with dementia a little bit better. Anyone of any age can be a Dementia Friend and every action counts – from helping someone to find the right bus to spreading the word about dementia on social media.
Dementia Friends Champions are trained volunteers who encourage their family, friends, colleagues and local community to understand a little bit more about dementia, what it’s like to live with dementia and then turn that understanding into action.
As a trained Dementia Friends Champion, Allyson will deliver a free one hour information session in which people will learn more about dementia and how they can help to create dementia friendly communities.
To deliver an information session she will need a comfortable room with seating and around an hour of your time.
If you would like to find out more about Dementia Friends please visit dementiafriends.org.uk or if you have any questions about running an information session contact Allyson direct.
Allyson has a Facebook Group Page which raises awareness and informs people of upcoming sessions and past sessions, https://www.facebook.com/allydementia/