People with dementia need a little help from their friends.
Most of the staff at Age UK Thanet are either Dementia Champions or Dementia Friends. This training has given us an understanding of what it is like to live with Dementia and has helped us to treat our clients with understanding, patience and support to improve their customer experience at our Day Centre and Outreach venues.
A Dementia Friends Champion is a volunteer who encourages others to make a positive difference to people living with dementia in their community. They do this by giving them information about the personal impact of dementia, and what they can do to help.
A Dementia Friend learns a little bit more about what it's like to live with dementia and then turns that understanding into action - anyone of any age can be a Dementia Friend. From helping someone to find the right bus to spreading the word about dementia on social media, every action counts.
To find out more about Dementia Friends, please visit their website: http://alzheimers.dementiafriends.org.uk