Crouched Friars have pledged to support people with dementia by offering sessions to relatives to become a Dementia Friend.
According to the Alzheimer’s Society, ‘too many people affected by dementia feel society fails to understand the condition they live with’ and ‘over a third of people with dementia have said they have felt lonely recently.’
More than a quarter of carers have also said they’ve felt ‘cut off from society’. Dementia Friends help by raising awareness and understanding, so that people living with dementia can continue to live in the way they want.
Lucy Ripper, Deputy Manager at Crouched Friars is offering free informal sessions at our home on Wednesday 19th and 29th March for relatives from 4:00 pm until 6:00 pm. Everyone is welcome to attend, listen and join in.
A Dementia Friends Information Session is a fun, interactive way to learn a little about dementia and how it can affect people’s lives. The sessions cover five key messages that everyone should know about dementia, through activities and discussion.
At the end of the information session, you’ll have the opportunity to turn your understanding into action by committing to a dementia-friendly action. No action is too big or small, from wearing a Dementia Friends badge to spreading the word on social media.
You can find out more about becoming a Dementia Friend here.
The Dementia Friends campaign is part of a national movement to spread awareness of dementia and to encourage members of the public to find out more about how dementia affects a person and to better understand what they can do to make them feel more at ease.