Dementia Friends

At our staff meeting on 27th June several of our Care Assistants became Dementia Friends! This was a fantastic session and reminded us of five key messages surrounding dementia:

01/07/2019

At our staff meeting on 27th June several of our Care Assistants became Dementia Friends! This was a fantastic session and reminded us of five key messages surrounding dementia:

At our staff meeting on 27th June several of our Care Assistants became Dementia Friends! This was a fantastic session and reminded us of five key messages surrounding dementia:
1.    Dementia is not a natural part of ageing
2.    Dementia is caused by diseases of the brain
3.    Dementia is not just about losing your memory, it can affect thinking, communication and everyday tasks
4.    It’s possible to live well with dementia
5.    There’s more to a person than dementia
Those who became Dementia Friends made some or all of the following promises:
I will….
Get in touch and stay in touch with someone I know living with dementia 
Volunteer for an organisation that helps people with dementia
Campaign for change, e.g by signing up to Alzheimer’s Society’s campaigns to improve the lives of people living with dementia
Wear my badge and tell five people about the Dementia Friends initiative