What is Dementia Friends?
Alzheimer’s Society’s Dementia Friends programme is the biggest ever initiative to change people’s perceptions of dementia. It aims to transform the way the nation thinks, talks and acts about the condition. Dementia touches the lives of millions of people across the UK. Dementia Friends was launched to tackle the stigma and lack of understanding that means many people with the condition experience loneliness and social exclusion.
I don’t know anyone with dementia - can I still be involved?
Absolutely! A Dementia Friend or Dementia Friends Champion is someone who has a better understanding of dementia; will know how to act more sympathetically towards people with dementia in their communities and workplaces; and has committed to taking a practical action to help people with dementia, contributing to a dementia friendly community. From telling friends about the Dementia Friends programme to visiting someone you know living with dementia, every action counts.
4th May 2-3pm
25th May 3-4pm
9th June 11-12noon
21st June 2-3pm
All of these will be held at Spencer House Care Home, Cliftonville Road. Northampton NN1 5BU and will be open to all.
Please contact Kelly
they may forget what you said, they may forget what you did,
People with dementia are all unique,
but they will never forget how you made them feel.