Introducing Dementia Friends
Dementia friends is about giving more people an understanding of dementia and the small things that could make a difference to people living in their community.
It makes such a huge difference to people with dementia if those around them know what dementia is and how it might affect them.
By 2015, we want there to be a million people with the know-how to help people with dementia feel understood and included in their community. The initiative was fully launch in mid-February 2013 after the initial announcement in November 2012.
Dementia Friends Champions are volunteers who talk to people about being a Dementia Friend in their communities after attending a training course and receiving ongoing support.
A 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.
The drive forms part of the six-month progress report on the Prime Minister's Challenge on Dementia.
Join Dementia Friends today and help create more communities that are dementia friendly. Go to dementiafriends.org.uk to find out more about Dementia Friends or to volunteer as a Dementia Friends Champion. Facebook page
With permission of Dementia Friends, Alzheimer’s Society, London UK.