Dementia Friends training for staff

Over 2.5 million people have become Dementia Friends – will you join them?

As part of Dementia Action Week (20-27 May) we wanted to do something here at the CCG to support those living with dementia.  Working with our local Alzheimer’s Society one of their volunteers will be running three Dementia Friends sessions on Monday 20 May in the boardroom for staff.

What is a Dementia Friend?

A Dementia Friend is somebody that learns about dementia so they can help their community.

Too many people affected by dementia feel that society fails to understand the condition they live with. Dementia Friends help by raising awareness and understanding, so that people living with dementia can continue to live in the way they want.

What does a Dementia Friend do?

Dementia Friends help people living with dementia by taking actions– both big and small.

These actions don’t have to be time-consuming. From visiting someone you know with dementia to being more patient in a shop queue, every action counts! Dementia Friends can also get involved with things like volunteering, campaigning or wearing a badge to raise awareness.

How do I sign up?

To sign up to one of the sessions please contact the Communications team stating what session you will like to attend.  The times are:

  • 10 -11am
  • 11.15 – 12.15pm
  • 1pm – 2pm

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