Becoming a Dementia Friend

dementia friendsJulie has trained 16 new Dementia Friends this week in aid of Dementia Action Week

In our final blog this Dementia Action Week we talk about becoming a Dementia Friend. Dementia Friends is an Alzheimer’s Society initiative which aims to give people a better understanding of what it is like living with dementia. Here at Right at Home East Lancashire & Ribble Valley, we regularly hold Dementia Friends information sessions to support our local community and operate to become dementia friendly.

What does a Dementia Friend do?

Dementia Friends help people living with dementia by taking actions-both big and small. These actions don’t have to be time-consuming. From visiting someone you know with dementia, to being more patient in a shop queue, every action counts! Dementia Friends can also get involved with things like volunteering, campaigning or wearing a badge to raise awareness.

Who can become a Dementia Friend?

These sessions are open to anyone and everyone who wants to help people with dementia in their community and have a better understanding of what it is like living with dementia.

Our Dementia Friends pledge

As part of our charity partnership with Alzheimer’s Society, we have pledged to make 1,000 Dementia Friends over the next 12 months, as well as raising more than £20,000 to help fund vital research.

If you would like more information on becoming a Dementia Friend, please get in touch with us at the office on 01254 658899.

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