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Help create Amble as a Dementia friendly community

Two information sessions are being held in Amble, to increase general awareness of dementia in the community.

Dementia Friends is being run by the Alzheimer’s Society. It’s funded by the government and aims to improve people’s understanding of dementia and its effects to achieve this goal.

At the moment Dementia Friends is only being funded to run in England and currently we can only run training sessions in England.

Dementia-image-with-creditA Dementia Friend learns a little bit more about what it’s like to live with dementia and then turns that understanding into action – anyone of any age can be a Dementia Friend. From helping someone to find the right bus to spreading the word about Dementia on Social Media, every action counts.

Friends’ information sessions are run by Dementia Friends Champions, who are volunteers who have taken the Dementia Friends Champions’ training. Each Friends’ information session lasts around one hour. You will learn more about dementia and how you can help to create dementia friendly communities. You could also encourage your colleagues to join Dementia Friends, particularly if your work brings you into contact with people living with dementia.

A dementia friends information session will enable you to learn more about what it is like to live with dementia and to turn that understanding into action. Information sessions, open to anyone, have been arranged as follows.

Monday 13th April 5.30 p.m. in Fourways 2

Wednesday 15th April 1 p.m. in Fourways 2

For any further information contact Ann on 0777 302 4528

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