In the past we have blogged about how you can make a home more dementia-friendly, how you can transform a garden into being dementia-friendly and what shops and banks are out there that can help and advise anyone with dementia, but now it’s time you became more dementia-friendly too.
We are big supporters of the Alzheimer’s Society’s Dementia Friends initiative, which was launched in March 2013 to give people an understanding of dementia and some of the actions we can all take to help those living with the condition. We encourage all our carers to sign up to become a Dementia Friend and in turn they encourage people in the local community to do so too.
Dementia Friends is about learning more about dementia and the small ways you can help. From telling friends and colleagues about the initiative to visiting someone you know living with dementia.
Anyone of any age can sign up to be a Dementia Friend, so why not get the family to join too? No experience or knowledge of dementia is needed as local information sessions can be attended or you can watch an online video to find out more.
Sign up to become a Dementia Friend at www.dementiafriends.org.uk.
You can read more of our helpful blog posts on being more dementia-friendly below:
- How to be a good neighbour to an elderly person
- Kitchen safety for the elderly and people with dementia
- Safety on the stairs for the elderly and people with dementia
- Dementia-friendly supermarkets
- How to make a memory box for a person with dementia
- Making a loved-one’s garden age-friendly
- Dementia-friendly shops
- Tips to make your home more dementia-friendly.