The Alzheimer’s Society’s Dementia Friends is their biggest ever initiative to change peoples’ perceptions of dementia. It aims to transform the way the nation thinks, acts and talks about the condition. Stigma and lack of understanding cause many people with the condition to experience loneliness and social exclusion, so Dementia Friends hopes to tackle this by creating more communities and businesses that are dementia-friendly and more inclusive of people affected by dementia.
At SafeWise we support this initiative by holding Dementia Friends sessions. The next date is:
- Friday 15th December at 2pm at Bailey’s Cafe, 131 Barrack Road, Christchurch BH23 2AW
It is free to attend. To book a place please email email@example.com or leave a message on 07743 719063
You can also register on the Dementia Friends website at www.dementiafriends.org.uk and they will forward your details to us.
The Alzheimer’s Society is there for anyone affected by dementia – they provide expert information and support to anyone affected by dementia.
Call their National Dementia Helpline on 0300 222 11 22 if you’d like to talk to someone for information, support or advice
Sign up to Talking Point, our online community for anyone affected by dementia. Unite, share experiences and get support 24 hours a day, seven days a week
Find services local to you for people affected by dementia.
The Alzheimer Society have produced a very useful information booklet 5 things you should know about dementia