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.
That’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 :-)
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:
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