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What is a Dementia Friend?

Girlings is a proud to be an organisation working to become Dementia Friendly. As part of our pledge to be Dementia Friendly, Charlotte Parsons, Dementia Friends Champion has run a number of Dementia Friends sessions in all three offices and over 40% of staff are now Dementia Friends.

A Dementia Friend is someone who has learned a little bit more about what life might be like for someone living with Dementia. A Dementia Friend then turns their understanding into action which in turn helps people to live well with Dementia. Anyone of any age can be a Dementia Friend and no action is too big or small, from telling someone about the initiative to visiting someone you know living with Dementia. Sometimes the smallest changes can make the biggest difference and every action counts.

How do I become a Dementia Friend?

There are two ways to become a Dementia Friend:

1. Watch the Dementia Friends Video – click here

By watching the online video you will meet Alex, Teresa and Emma who are all living with Dementia and learn more about what it is like to live with the condition. Once you have watched the video you can sign up for your ‘Little Book of Friendship’, a resource pack which contains more information and tips on how we can support those living with Dementia to feel a part of our communities.

2. Attend an information session

Dementia Friends information sessions are run by volunteer Dementia Friends Champions, who are trained and supported by Alzheimer’s Society. Each information session lasts around one hour. You will learn more about Dementia and how you can help to create Dementia friendly communities. There are information sessions running across England and Wales.

Contact Charlotte Parsons to register your interest in future Dementia Friends sessions.

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