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Dementia Friends Information Sessions


People with dementia don’t just lose their memories; they can also lose their friends. This is because people with dementia can start to behave differently. And sometimes those friends might not understand or know how to react.  However, it is possible to live well with dementia, especially with the support of friends. No matter how big, or how small, every action counts.  That’s because people with dementia need friends more than ever.

Dementia Friends BadgeThat’s why the Department of Health has committed to creating one million Dementia Friends, who will help people with dementia to live well for longer.  The Lymington Dementia Action Group has trained Dementia Friend Champions who provide one-hour information sessions to businesses, organisations and individuals within Lymington

Anybody can become a friend. It’s as simple as just understanding a bit more about dementia. We will give you helpful tips and small ideas to help you support the people you know with dementia and their carers.  Plus, you will even get a free badge :-)

To find out about booking your own session (for example if you are a business wanting to train your staff) please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we will endeavour to meet your preferred date, time and venue.

For more information about the Friends sessions please watch the below video: 

The following schools have information sessions run for the pupils to raise awareness of dementia amongst children:

  • Lymington Junior School
  • Milford on Sea Primary
  • New Milton Junior School
  • Our Lady and St Joseph Catholic Primary School
  • Priestlands Comprehensive School (Year 10 PSHE students)
  • Pennington Juniors School
  • Pennington Infants School

To find out more about the national Dementia Friends programme or how to become a Champion so you can run your own information sessions then visit the following website: www.dementiafriends.org.uk

 

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