Could you be a Dementia Friend?
‘You can live well with dementia’
The Alzheimer’s Society
Could You be a Dementia Friend?
Find out more at a free information session
5.30-6.30 PM, 4th September 2014
Active Business Centre, St Andrew’s Castle, 33 St Andrew’s St. South, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk IP33 3PH
Registration from 5.15. PM
It is predicted one in three of us over the age of 65 will develop dementia
Becoming a dementia friend
Takes from 45 minutes to one hour and involves attending a free information session, during which you are given some basic facts and information about dementia. As a Dementia Friend, you can share your knowledge with others and show a greater understanding of the condition. There is no further obligation. There are five key points about dementia we should all understand:
it’s not a natural part of growing old
- it’s caused by diseases of the brain, the most common of which is Alzheimer’s
- it’s not only about memory loss. It can affect thinking communicating and doing everyday tasks
- you can live well with dementia
- there is more to a person than their dementia
Dementia Friends is a national initiative run by the Alzheimer’s Society and funded by government. It aims to improve people’s understanding of dementia and its effects. Come along to this free information session where we’ll help you understand a bit more about dementia and the little ways you can help.
To book a place go to www.dementiafreinds.org.uk or contact Nigel George on 01449 737582 or email us