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Become a Dementia Friend

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Free information sessions which give people an insight into what it’s like to live with dementia are now available across England.

The volunteer-led sessions educate people about the small things they can do to make a difference to people living with dementia in their community – from helping someone find the right bus to spreading the word about spotting signs and symptoms.

After completing a session, you’ll become part of a network of Dementia Friends. Visit www.dementiafriends.org.uk

Dementia Challenge

Dementia Friends is part of the Prime Minister’s Dementia Challenge which includes initiatives to boost early diagnosis, to make wards and care homes more comfortable and help the public to better understand the condition.

Last week the Prime Minister became one of England’s first Dementia Friends. Watch the video where he talks about why dementia is a hugely important issue for the country.

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Author: Marie McWilliams

OPAAL's National Development Officer

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