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Dementia Friends

Alzheimers Society Dementia Friends programme is the biggest ever initiative to change people's perceptions of dementia.  It aims to transform the way the nation thinks, talks and acts about the condition.

Whether you attend a face-to-face session or watch the online video, Dementia Friends is about learning more about dementia and the small ways you can help.  From telling friends about the Dementia Friends programme, to visiting someone you know living with dementia, every action counts.

Umbrella org:
Alzheimers Society
Area serviced:
Nationwide
How to apply:
See website for further details.
Sector:
Public

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Connect with the people around you. With family, friends, colleagues and neighbours. At home, work, school or in your local community. Think of these as the corner of your life and invest time in developing them. Building these connections will support and enrich you every day.
The term 'dementia' describes a set of symptoms which include loss of memory, mood changes, and problems with communication and reasoning. These symptoms occur when the brain is damaged by certain diseases, including Alzheimer's disease and damage caused by a series of small strokes. Dementia is progressive, which means the symptoms will gradually get worse. How fast dementia progresses will depend on the individual person and what type of dementia they have. Each person is unique and will experience dementia in their own way. It is often the case that the person's family and friends are more concerned about the symptoms than the person may be themselves.
1.Freely transfer the possession of (something) to (someone); hand over to. 2.Bestow (love, affection, or other emotional support).
1.Freely offer to do something. 2.Offer (help) in such a way. 3.Say or suggest something without being asked. 4.Work for an organization without being paid. 5.Commit (someone) to a particular undertaking, typically without consulting them.