The Alzheimer’s Society’s Dementia Friends programme is the biggest ever initiative to change people’s perceptions of dementia. It aims to transform the way the nation thinks, acts and talks about the condition.
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 programme is about learning more about dementia and the small ways you can help. From telling friends about the Dementia Friends programme to visiting someone you know living with dementia, every action counts and simple approaches can help to make a real difference.
North Devon Homes is supporting the Dementia Friends initiative and through our work we want to support the campaign's aim to prove that that it is possible to live well with dementia and that meaning and joy are achievable. We are keen to work in partnership with local organisations to help to deliver this.
If you would like more information about the initiative and how you can get involved please visit the Dementia Friends website www.dementiafriends.org.uk.
If you would like to learn more about dementia the Social Care Institute for Excellence have a free e learning course available. Please visit https://www.scie.org.uk/assets/elearning/dementia/dementia01/resource/flash/index.html.