People living with dementia – and their family and carers – can experience a loss of confidence in:
- being part of their community
- maintaining friendships
- using local businesses, services and social opportunities.
Dementia Friends is an initiative by the Alzheimer Society to offer information to local communities about the challenges of living with Dementia. This includes providing information about:
- how it can affect people
- the everyday actions that we can all introduce to support people to living with dementia in Halesowen.
Halesowen resident Tracy Tomlinson organises a FREE 1 hour Information Session at Halesowen Library each month. Tracy is a volunteer Dementia Friends Champion, who has been trained and is supported by the Alzheimers Society.
The key is that every action counts, from being patient at checkouts and on the phone, to telling your community about Dementia Friends Sessions or continuing to visit someone you know living with dementia.
How to book a place at a session?
Visit: www.dementiafriends.org.uk or contact Tracy Tomlinson – Dementia Friends Champion:
Mob: 074 1976 1086
Why Dementia Friends?
Dementia Friends is the Alzheimer Society’s biggest ever initiative to change people’s perceptions of dementia. It aims to transform the way the nation thinks, talks and acts about the condition.
There are currently around 850,000 people with dementia in the UK and two thirds of them live in their local communities.
Additional Dementia Friends Information Sessions
If you own or manage a local business/organisation or belong to a local social / interest / business network or club and would like to organise Dementia Friends Information Session for your staff or members please contact Tracy on the above details. These sessions are also FREE you just need to provide the venue.