Dementia Friends Sessions

Run by Dementia Friends Champion Alastair Shanks, these sessions have proved extremely popular with some great feedback.

“One of my aims is to help create a Dementia Friendly community and it has been wonderful to see people really getting behind this cause on a local level.” Alastair Shanks

Sessions are free and last approximately one hour.

“Don’t expect to be overwhelmed with facts about Dementia,” explains Alastair, “but do expect to gain a better understanding of what living with Dementia is like.”

To book, please complete the form below and for any queries please call our office on 01252 783426.

When & where:
See our Community Events page for dates and venues.

Feedback from previous sessions:

“The session gives an insight into how dementia patients feel and how I can do simple things to assist them.” B.P.

“Thank you. Very interesting. Definitely gave me sufficient information to support and deal with signs of dementia.” A.O.

“Very informative and helpful, especially as my mother suffers from dementia.” G.G.

“It made me more aware of symptoms and how you can help people – be more tolerant and friendly.” K.T.

“Understood more about dementia, it will help me as I support my mother. Great session facilitator, thank you.” J.G.

“It helped me in understanding the symptoms.” I.W

“The session helped me a great deal. Thank you.” M.B.

“Very interesting.” R.C.

“Very informative and friendly; clear and simple; useful.” E.D

“It has allowed me to understand what dementia is and how it can affect someone. It has also given me knowledge on how to communicate with someone who has dementia.” D. C.

“Interesting and informative. Good awareness raiser.” L.P.

“Increased my awareness of the key issues.” A.M.

“It helped [me] to recognise the symptoms and be more patient with people who appear to be confused.” J.W.

“Very helpful in terms of understanding life from the dementia sufferer.” A.G

“Interesting to hear other views and learn a little bit more.” J.F.

“Practical and a real sense that stigma is being pushed back.” F.G.

“Very helpful.” A.C.

“I’ve learned different ways to be more understanding of those with dementia and how complex the simplest of tasks can be.” L.A.

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