Alzheimer’s Society’s Dementia Friends programme is the biggest ever initiative to change people’s perceptions of dementia. It aims to transform the way the nation thinks, acts and talks about the condition.
Whether you attend a face-to-face Information 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.
Savills Catering have committed to supporting the growth of dementia friendly communities by encouraging team members to become dementia friends. We have signed up to the initiative and invited team to watch the video and commit to an action, however large or small.
We work in many places where individuals are living with dementia. We want to be able to gain a greater understanding of their needs and requirements, and how we can better support their meal experience.
What is a Dementia Friend?
A Dementia Friend is somebody that learns about dementia so they can help their community.
Too many people affected by dementia feel that society fails to understand the condition they live with. Dementia Friends help by raising awareness and understanding, so that people living with dementia can continue to live in the way they want.
What does a Dementia Friend do?
Dementia Friends help people living with dementia by taking actions - both big and small.
These actions don’t have to be time-consuming. From visiting someone you know with dementia to being more patient in a shop queue, every action counts! Dementia Friends can also get involved with things like volunteering, campaigning or wearing a badge to raise awareness.
Who can be a Dementia Friend?
Everyone! Dementia Friends is open to anyone who wants to help people with dementia in their community.
How can I join during coronavirus?
It's still really easy to become a Dementia Friend, despite the coronavirus pandemic. Our volunteer Champions are running virtual Information Sessions that you can book on to attend. Or you can watch our short online video to join.
The following link will take you straight to the dementia friends site where you can learn more about how to become a dementia friend.