Dementia Friends is an initiative run by the Alzheimer’s Society. It’s funded by the government and aims to improve people’s understanding of dementia and its effects. The Alzheimer’s Society is working with lots of volunteers and other organisations to achieve this goal.
Dementia Friends Information Sessions are run by volunteer Dementia Friends Champions, who are trained and supported by Alzheimer’s Society. Each Information Session lasts around one hour. You will learn more about dementia to help you understand what it’s like to live with dementia and the actions you can take to help create dementia friendly communities.
PCSO Sue Berrett from Bromyard SNT will be holding a (free) Dementia Friends Information Session at The HOPE Centre, Bromyard on 14th January 2016 3pm – 4pm. All welcome. If you are planning to attend, it would be very helpful if you could let the HOPE Centre know on 01885 488495. Alternatively, details can be found online at www.dementiafriends.org.uk, go to ‘How to Get Involved’, ‘What is a Friend’ then ‘Find Sessions’. The details for the Bromyard session should be on the website by the time Off The Record is in the shops.
If you are unable to attend the session on 14 January 2016, there will be a further session at 7pm on 3rd February 2016, also at The HOPE Centre. Again, it would be very helpful if you could register your interest in advance (details above).
Please come along, improve your understanding of Dementia and help to create dementia friendly communities. All welcome.