New Dementia Friends in Caistor and the surrounding area are ready to make life a little easier for people living with dementia.
Springs Church held a ‘Dementia Friends’ session recently, an initiative of the Alzheimer’s Society, to help people understand a bit more about dementia and the little ways that can make a big difference.
The session was run by Angie Greenacre and Jacqui Wood, both Dementia Champions.
“It is an hour well spent on gaining a bit more understanding”, said Angie.
“Just small actions can help people live well with dementia in their own community.”
The Dementia Friends initiative is aiming to have one million friends by the end of 2015.
People with dementia want to carry on going about their daily lives, feeling included in their local community, but they sometimes need a helping hand to do so.
Dementia Friends learn a little bit about what it’s like to live with dementia and that turns understanding into action.
This could be helping someone find the right bus or being patient in a till queue if someone with dementia is taking a little longer to pay - every action counts.
The sixteen people who attended the session at Nettleton Village Hall are now Dementia Friends aiming to turn their new understanding into action.
For more information call 07713 62654.