Dementia Friends Video
A dementia friends video made by the brilliant people over at Dementiafriends.org.uk was shown on TV last night giving a little more insight into becoming a dementia friend. You may have seen it on ITV, as I did.
The aim is to train 1 million people to gain a better understanding and ways to help people living with dementia. This knowledge is then turned into action by any way you feel could benefit somebody with dementia.
Dementia Friends. Volunteers backed by the Alzheimer’s Society
There are a number of ways you can help. This could be from volunteering to help others that are living with dementia. By fundraising to raise money to keep local services going. By creating and raising awareness of more dementia friendly environments. Or simply just spreading the word of dementia friends via social media.
The training and information sessions are backed by the Alzheimer’s Society and are normally taken by a Dementia Friend Champion. Who Are volunteers that have taken a Dementia Friends training session.
The information sessions are currently being run throughout England and Wales with some places being limited. If you register to become a Dementia Friend you will receive an information pack giving you detailed information. This is an excellent way to help those living with dementia.
Watch the Dementia Friends Video Below
Dementia Friends Website is Packed Full of Information
You can find much more information on becoming a dementia friend at their dedicated website. You will find a wealth of information about the sessions the Alzheimer’s Society provides. If you register your company or organization with Dementia Friends they will provide your workplace with information to help your workers better understand dementia.
If you would like to register your interest or find more information about the services or how to become a dementia champion please visit the website here.