Online Dementia Friends Session
24th June 2021 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Please note that this session will take place online via Zoom.
Dementia Friends is an Alzheimer’s Society led initiative which aims to increase dementia awareness and change the way the nation thinks, talks and acts about dementia. Dementia Friends sessions are really useful for Good Neighbour Schemes and community support volunteers, as you are fairly likely at some point to come into contact with or be supporting residents who live in your community with Dementia.
Our Online Dementia Friends Sessions will be hosted by local Sue Ryder Dementia Navigators, one of which is also a local Good Neighbour Scheme volunteer herself!
Sessions will take place via Zoom and should take approximately 1 hour, but we allow a bit of extra time at the end to cover any questions participants might have. Our group sizes are limited, so do share with your volunteers and encourage them to book soon if they’d like to take part!
What is a Dementia Friend?
A Dementia Friend is someone who has attended a one hour information session and has committed to an action that will make the lives of people living with dementia a little bit better. Anyone of any age can be a Dementia Friend and every action counts – from helping someone to find the right bus to spreading the word about dementia on social media.
A Dementia Friend is somebody that learns about dementia so they can help their community.
Too many people affected by dementia feel that society fails to understand the condition they live with. Dementia Friends help by raising awareness and understanding, so that people living with dementia can continue to live in the way they want.
What does a Dementia Friend do?
Dementia Friends help people living with dementia by taking actions – both big and small.
These actions don’t have to be time-consuming. From visiting someone you know with dementia to being more patient in a shop queue, every action counts! Dementia Friends can also get involved with things like volunteering, campaigning or wearing a badge to raise awareness.
Who can be a Dementia Friend?
Everyone! Dementia Friends is open to anyone who wants to help people with dementia in their community.