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Dementia Friends and Champions

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People with dementia sometimes need a helping hand to go about their daily lives and feel included in their local community. Dementia Friends is giving people an understanding of dementia and the small things they can do that can make a difference to people living with dementia - from helping someone find the right bus to spreading the word about dementia.

We want to create a network of a million Dementia Friends across England by 2015.

You can get involved in two ways: volunteer as a Dementia Friends Champion or become a Dementia Friend.

Dementia Friends' Information Sessions are run by Dementia Friends Champions to help you understand what it's like to live with dementia and the actions you can take to help people with dementia live well. Search for your nearest Information Session on the website.

Champion's training prepares Dementia Friends Champions to run Information Sessions that help people understand what it's like to live with dementia and the actions they can take in their communities. Search for your nearest training on the website.

We also want to make your high street more dementia friendly by creating Dementia Friends in your business or organisation.  Contact us to find out how your business can get involved.

Umbrella org:
Alzheimer's Society
Telephone:
Urgent enquiries only - 0207 264 2662
Sector:
Voluntary

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For some people later in their life the cells in the brain that are related to mental ability become damaged, causing a gradual decrease in the ability to think and remember. When this happens it is referred to as dementia. Dementia is a non-specific illness syndrome (set of signs and symptoms) in which affected areas of cognition may be memory, attention, language, and problem solving.