The Next Bennett Griffin Dementia Friends Information Session – 13th December 2016Reading Time: 2 minutes
Would you like to learn more about Dementia and help create more Dementia-friendly communities and businesses through positive action?
If so, we are holding our next Dementia Friends Information Session on Tuesday 13th December run by the head of our Elderly Client Services Ian Macara, where you can become a Dementia Friend and help improve the lives of local people living with Dementia.
By attending the free session, you will have the chance to learn more about the challenges of Dementia, as well as the practical actions that Dementia Friends can take that could help someone affected by it living in their community.
Dementia is caused by a number of diseases that affect the brain, the most common being Alzheimer’s. It often starts with short-term memory loss but it can also affect the way that people think, speak and do things. People with dementia can become confused and find it difficult to communicate, and it can also affect their moods and motivations. However, with a helping hand, people living with Dementia can still enjoy their hobbies, have good relationships with partners and friends and live independently for longer.
The Dementia Friends initiative is helping to make communities across England more Dementia-friendly, and in so doing are creating communities where more people understand it and people living with Dementia are included and supported to live independently for longer.
Here at Bennett Griffin, both Ian Macara and Elin Dukes are trained and accredited by the Alzheimer’s Society to facilitate Dementia Friends Information Sessions, and most of our staff are trained Dementia Friends.
To book for the event, please head over to our page on the Dementia Friends Website and follow the online instructions.