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Dementia Friends information sessions

People with dementia sometimes need a helping hand to go about their daily lives and feel included in their local community.

A Dementia Friend learns a little bit more about what it's like to live with the condition, then turns that understanding into action that could make a difference to people living with dementia.

Dementia Friends is a national initiative run by the Alzheimer's Society, which aims to improve people's understanding of dementia and its effects. Anyone of any age can be a Dementia Friend.

Dementia Friends information sessions are delivered for free to any group of interested individuals (minimum of five), whether it’s a community organisation, set of employees or just a social group.

Sessions last about an hour and can be arranged at a time and location to suit you. 

Additional information sessions run by other organisations can be found on the Dementia Friends website.

Here's some feedback from previous events:

  • “Really well-structured, informative and fun.”
  • “A truly inspirational session, I was amazed at how little I knew and how I can now inform people easily. Great thanks!”
  • “Having just started working with people with dementia I found the talk extremely informative, particularly the ‘bookcase’ analogy.”
  • “Fab talk. Lara did very well delivering the talk and I’m sure people will go away feeling they have learnt a lot from this, thank you."
  • “I’ve recently completed a level 2 dementia course and I was very impressed with fun, informative way that Lara delivered the session.”

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