Become a Dementia Friend
We are supporting the new Dementia Friends campaign to help people develop an understanding of dementia and turn it into action to help people in their community living with the disease by becoming Dementia Friends.
Dementia is arguably the biggest health crisis facing the UK there are currently approximately 670,000 people in England who have dementia with one in three of us, over 65 developing the disease.
Public Health England and Alzheimer’s Society have come together to inspire the Dementia Friends campaign which is encouraging individuals and businesses to become a Dementia Friend by watching a short video online to increase their understanding and use this to help people with dementia in their communities.
The campaign aims to create a network of one million Dementia Friends across England. As part of the campaign, adverts will appear on TV, online and outdoors.
For further information on the campaign and how to become a Dementia Friend, please visit www.dementiafriends.org.uk
South Gloucestershire Dementia Action Alliance offers regular, free Dementia Friends sessions at the Casson Community Centre, Rodway Road, Patchway BS34 5LP. These one-hour sessions are run by a group of experienced and enthusiastic volunteer Dementia Champions and are a helpful introduction to dementia and how to better include and support people with dementia, their families and friends.
We are also keen to run Dementia Friends sessions at other venues and organisations in South Gloucestershire: local community centres; churches; schools; businesses. Just get in contact and ask (see contact details alongside).