Dementia Friends – Helping to create dementia friendly communities

posted 9 Feb 2014, 07:10 by Phil Handy   [ updated 9 Feb 2014, 07:10 ]
Dementia Friends is an Alzheimer’s Society led initiative, funded by the Department of Health and the Cabinet Office. It aims to increase dementia awareness and change the way the nation thinks, talks and acts about dementia and is part of the Prime Minister's Challenge on Dementia.

A Dementia Friend is someone who has attended an information session and 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 encouraging someone else to become a Friend to volunteering with a local dementia charity or 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 and what it’s like to live with it and then to turn that understanding into action.

A trained Dementia Friends Champion, will hold an information session in The Beacon at Zion United Church, Frampton Cotterell on Thursday 6th March at 7.30pmThe session will last one hour, followed by coffee and cookies.